The 1st Russian-Afghan Youth Forum is taking place with the support of the Gorchakov Fund

18 December 2019

On December 16-23, 2019 the Russian-Afghan Youth Forum is taking place in Moscow and Kursk. 50 young professionals and experts from Russia and Afghanistan, including 15 representatives of Afghanistan, are attending the forum. The project of the forum, created by postgraduate student from Russian State Social University Akifi Akhmad Khaibar, had been selected as a winner of the grant competition organized by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund on the sidelines of International Forum “Eurasia Global” in August of 2019.

The forum is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of establishing Russian-Afghan relations and will be the first of its kind in the modern history of Russia and Afghanistan. Panel discussions, roundtables and workshops on the most important issues of cooperation between the two countries will be organized during the forum. The goal of the forum is to create cultural-educational and consultative centers for active youth and hold regular meetings on the territories of both countries with the task of developing sustainable educational and business ties.

The forum had been organized by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund with the support of South-West State University and the People’s Friendship University of Russia.

The closing ceremony of the forum will take place at of the Gorchakov Fund. Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs of Russia Alexander Bugayev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Latif Bahand, Executive Director of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Leonid Drachevsky and Deputy Director of the Second Asian Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Dmitry Kabayev will attend the ceremony.

Information for the media:

TIME, DATE AND VENUE:

December 23, 2019 at 11:15 am – 12:00 pm, Gorchakov Fund, 101/1 Yakovoapostolsky pereulok, Moscow.

SPEAKERS: Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs of Russia Alexander Bugayev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Latif Bahand, Executive Director of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Leonid Drachevsky and Deputy Director of the Second Asian Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Dmitry Kabayev.

ACCREDITATION: until 6:00 pm on December 20, 2019 (+7 911 218 7280, Anna).



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