Over 1,000 participants from thirty countries attended the forum hosted by the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) with support from the Russian Government. More than 10,000 viewers followed the event online and 116 journalists covered it in the media.
“It is only the second time that the Congress has been held, but we can already see that it is a popular platform for discussing the essential issues of expanding cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union. Representatives of government bodies as well as the business, research and expert communities join the discussion. This open dialogue is an opportunity to present one’s vision of achieving sustainable development of the region we share, improve people’s welfare and do everything we can for this union to be the most comfortable place to live and do business,” said Mikhail Mishutin, Prime Minister of Russia, who opened the plenary session.
He suggested that the resources of the EDB and the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) be used more efficiently for major international initiatives.