People’s Diplomacy: A Dialogue of Leaders

17 Jun , 10:00–11:15
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Congress Centre, zone D, conference hall D4

A new multipolar world is emerging today as a world of common unity, at the core of which are people upholding unshakable spiritual and moral values common to all humankind. Bridges of understanding and trust can be more easily built using the language of people’s diplomacy and relying on deep roots and national traditions. It is people’s diplomacy that is called upon to humanize international relations: the multi-faceted interaction between civil societies and cultures lies at the core of diplomatic relations and friendship between peoples. People’s diplomacy requires common international efforts to bring together modern leaders, experts, representatives of the business community and the cultural and humanitarian sphere, and all those who care about the fate of the world. In this vein, ever more attention is being paid to youth diplomacy which, in the context of the formation of a new world order, is fundamental to our future. Right now, it is vital that we identify the correct approach to cooperation, based on common meanings and values. A solid foundation for building the future together is possible if we strengthen international youth cooperation, support youth initiatives and create reliable communications.

Natalia Zabolotskikh, Сoordinator of the International Competition "Leader of Public Diplomacy"
Roman Chukov, Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for the Promotion of International Initiatives

Denis Ashirov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Zheng Wei, Secretary General, SCO China Committee for Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation (online)
Alexey Dzermant, Head, Center for the Study and Development of Continental Integration "Northern Eurasia" (online)
Maria Zakharova, Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Stanislav Korolev, Director, The SCO National Center for Public Diplomacy
Konstantin Kosachev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (online)
Yury Palamarchuk, Deputy Secretary General, Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly; President, Council for Interethnic Cooperation of the Leningrad Region
Dmitry Polikanov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)
Christina Romanenko (Louati), President, Tunisian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Winner of the International Competition "Leader of Public Diplomacy"
Sabirov Kabuljon, Director, SCO Public Diplomacy Center in Uzbekistan
Svetlana Smirnova, Chairman of the Council, All-Russian Public Organization "Assembly of the Peoples of Russia"
Sameep Shastri, President, Thr Confederation of Youth Leaders; Vice Chairman, BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry (online)