EEF 2022 serves as a platform for Russian Arctic Council Chairmanship events

Russia | India (NewsSee) Several events of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023 took place during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok from September 5 to 8. The participants of the event discussed various issues regarding the development of health care, economy, creative industries, as well as ways to attract investment to the region. Presidency events are organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

“Holding events dedicated to the Arctic agenda at major events like the Eastern Economic Forum is an important step in the development of the region. Thanks to the discussions during EEF 2022, we managed to increase the number of company representatives interested in various projects in this region. The Arctic zone of Russia can only be developed with extensive cooperation between the state, business and various organizations and entities. We will definitely continue to help bring attention to the Russian Arctic on various business and cultural platforms,” said Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the Russian President and Executive Secretary of the EEF Organizing Committee. One of the key events of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council during the EEF 2022 was the Business Breakfast Conference “Investment and Trade in the Arctic”. Participants discussed the operation of the two preferential regimes in the Far East (Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port) and the Russian Federation’s Arctic Zone regime specially developed for the Far North. Experts from leading Russian companies and specialized agencies also discussed Russia’s prospects for cooperation with foreign partners in the Arctic and opportunities for developing the Northern Sea Route while building new logistics chains. . “The development of Arctic infrastructure as a whole and the Northern Sea Route in particular is one of the global challenges facing our country. Another equally important objective is to attract citizens to the region and involve them in improving various aspects of life in the Arctic. The Ministry of Development of the Russian Far East will not only continue to improve support mechanisms for the inhabitants of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, but will also provide all the necessary conditions for the sustainable development of the indigenous peoples of the North. said Russian Far East and Arctic Development Minister Alexey Chekunkov. At the conference “Creating a healthy society in the Far East and the Arctic”, experts from companies and specialized agencies discussed ways to safeguard the health of children and families, improve the situation demographic in Russia and changing the destructive behaviors of people that lead to a large proportion of the deaths in the country among people of working age between the ages of 40 and 60. One of the themes of the event was the role of women in the implementation of public projects aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle in remote areas. Conference participants also discussed issues such as the quality, accessibility and safety of medical care. A meeting of the Arctic Economic Council, which Russia will also chair in 2021-2023, discussed key aspects of cooperation with Asian partners, including the development of transport along the Northern Sea Route, energy and mining. Another important element of the EEF 2022 Arctic agenda was the Creative Business Forum “Socio-Cultural Development of the Northern Regions”, which was launched within the framework of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The main themes of the Forum’s business program were the socio-cultural development of the northern regions and the region’s promising creative industries. In particular, discussions during the Forum sessions focused on the specificities of developing northern cities, the industrial design of the Arctic, the traditions of indigenous peoples, tourism, the impact of technology on life in the North , the regional film and animation industry and the national cuisine. . Other sessions focused on the social aspects of supporting youth and Indigenous peoples. The soul of Russia. The North’ Youth Multimedia and Discussion Campus was organized within the framework of the Creative Business Forum, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Russian Far East and Arctic Development , and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra. The campus had a press center for young people, presented various multimedia projects and an interactive map, and organized master classes in the making of amulets, national dolls, wood and bone carving and processing leather and birch bark. Public talks with representatives of the creative sector took place in the discussion area. Also, during the pilot ‘Soul of Russia. At the Northern Audiovisual Culture Festival, EEF attendees were able to experience the modern cultural achievements of the northern regions and experience the centuries-old traditions and epics of the northern indigenous peoples performed by prominent young artists. Sessions of the Creative Business Forum held outside of the business program took place at the “Far East Street” exhibition in the pavilion of the House of Indigenous Peoples – a new platform dedicated to the culture of indigenous peoples of the North. Session participants discussed the fundamentals of networking, ethno-cultural heritage and ESG trends in the context of sustainable development of Indigenous peoples. The EEF also continued the Arctic theme with sessions of the analytical project “Think Arctic – Think Global”, which was implemented within the framework of the Russian Presidency. The discussion focused on various ways to develop cooperation between different Arctic countries given the current situation in the world. “This year, the Eastern Economic Forum was held under the motto “The Path to a Multipolar World”. Discussions on international issues that took place during the Forum identified specific ways to develop cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific region in various sectors, including in the context of the environmental agenda, energy and maritime transport. Russia is ready to intensify full-scale cooperation with all states that share our approaches to sustainable Arctic development,” said Nikolay Korchunov, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Goodwill Ambassador and Chairman of Senior Arctic Officials. .

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