Maria Zakharova informed Russian and foreign media about holding “Dialogue in the Name of the Future – 2016” and a meeting of the Gorchakov Fund’s Club of Friends

07 December 2016

On December 7, official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova is holding a briefing on current issues of the Russian foreign policy. During her speech, she told representatives of Russian and foreign media about a program of the Gorchakov Fund “Dialogue in the Name of the Future – 2016”.


“On December 14, Sergey Lavrov will meet with participants of an annual research and educational program of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund “Dialogue in the Name of the Future”, Maria Zakharova said.


“This year, activists of the Gorchakov Fund’s Club of Friends – an informal union of representatives from regional youth programs – will take part in the event”, she specified.


According to her, the MFA of Russia is interested in building cooperation with young experts in the field of foreign affairs, political scientists, journalists, and politicians of the larger Eurasian region.


“Regular meetings with the minister confirm an interest of Russian and foreign youth in the foreign policy of Russia, opportunities for participation in joint activities with the goal finding the best possible answers to modern challenges and threats”, said Maria Zakharova.


She mentioned that during the discussion the head of the foreign service of Russia will share his assessment of international events, tell about priority areas of Russian diplomacy, our approaches to solving key issues of the international agenda, and will answer questions from the audience.

One of the main projects of the Gorchakov Fund was launched in 2011. “Dialogue in the Name of the Future” targets creation of a discussion platform for exchange of opinions and experience among young experts from Russia and other countries. The framework of the event allows participants to discuss current issues of the international agenda in the form of an open discussion.