Seminar about Book ” Eurasian Russia: The Time of President Vladimir Putin”
On 21st of September 2016, The Council hosted at its headquarter in collaboration with Centre for Partnership of Civilization at The Moscow University for International Relation which is affiliated The Russian Foreign Ministry , Seminar about” Eurasian Russia: The Time of President Vladimir Putin”. The seminar headed by Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran the Chairman and Ambassador V. Popov the director of the Centre for Partnership of Civilization and the Coordinator of Strategic partnership Group between “Russia and Islamic world”. In addition, Some of Russian Diplomats and members from the Russian Embassy headed by the Russian Ambassador in Cairo Mr. Sergei Krepettchenka, besides a number of specialists and experts from the Council members.
In this regard, the Seminar focused on the main items in the book which is, the Russian Federation in the world after the Soviet Union, the political challenges and dilemmas that faced it during determining its identification, including openness to the West which caused many disappointments for it.
The book also discussed the return of Russia to the square of the international conflict and the stages of transition to confirm the Russian International standing, orientation toward Central Asia and Eurasia generally , President Putin’s thought to create Eurasian structures including the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) beside the regional coalitions and new international alliances. According to the Russia military doctrine, it was working to develop the defense policies which promote its abilities against NATO’s expansions toward the east and the directed western intervention at Russia’s neighbors, such as Ukraine.
Finally, the seminar had discussed the present and the future of the Egyptian-Russian relation. In this regard, the partners expressed their interest in identifying the case of Russian Tourism to Egypt and if the wheat fungus will impact on the Commercial Exchange between two countries or not. According these issues, the Russian Ambassador confirmed on the deep relations between two countries and ongoing contacts between two leaders in both of them, particularly the last meeting between president Sisi and president Putin in China during the 20th G-Summit. All of these movements ensure to reach for acceptable solutions in Tourism and agriculture exports issues …etc, referring to the Egyptian delegation travel to Moscow before the end of September 2016 to settle all these issues in the framework of common interests and mutual benefits between the two countries.