Global Economy: New Challenges and Shifting Horizons
TV Debates of Russia 24 and the Valdai Discussion Club
Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.3

Discussion of the latest events in the region of Central Asia, actions of the key political subjects, assessment of forecasts for developments in the region. Debates on cooperation of Russia and China, the underlying principles of which were declared at the recent meeting of President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping. The main driving forces transforming Central Eurasia into a zone of joint development will be the Silk Road Economic Belt project and Eurasian Economic Integration led by Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Russia benefits from supporting China's project at the very early stage, lending it support and gaining equitable conditions for participation.

Evelina Zakamskaya , Anchor, Russia 24; Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel

Andrei Bystritsky , Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Tatiana Valovaya , Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Stanislav Voskresensky , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Jonathan Woetzel , Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Yongquan Li , Director, Institute of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Franco Frattini , Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2008–2011)


Key moments

The Silk Road is above all an economic belt. Terminals, production facilities and service sectors will be built along the Silk Road to enable countries, companies and people residing along this economic belt to join the global workforce and international markets.
Konstantin Kuzovkov