Integration for Development: New Horizons

Integration for Development: New Horizons

The panel session ‘Integration for Development: New Horizons’ is included in the business programme of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will take place on 15–18 June 2022 at Expoforum. The discussion will focus on the development of integration processes in the post-Soviet space. 

At the end of last year, the Commonwealth of Independent States turned 30 years old. Integration within the CIS has proved its viability. Today the CIS is not just a platform for dialogue, but a real working instrument to support and develop historically established trade, economic and humanitarian ties. 

In the post-Soviet space, various integration formats, such as the Union State of Russia and Belarus and the Eurasian Economic Union, operate at the same time. However, they do not exclude but complement each other. It is now obvious that the once made bet on multilevel and multispeed integration, which gave the partners in the Commonwealth the opportunity to choose the format of their participation, turned out to be correct. 

“All unions in the post-Soviet space aim to develop broad multilateral cooperation among countries. Today, the role of integration processes in economy is becoming more important for overcoming negative consequences of the pandemic and for building new economic models under new conditions,” said Sergey Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee – Executive Chairman of the CIS. 

During the session, experts will discuss whether the post-Soviet space can be viewed as a kind of a global laboratory for integration processes. They will debate what the place of these processes is in global economic relations, what is progressive integration for post-Soviet countries, and which areas of interaction within the CIS should become key in view of these integration processes and the overall foreign policy and economic situation in the region and the world. 

 All news about the preparation of SPIEF-2022 is in the official social networks of the forum.


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