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Russian Delegation Participates in Round table on Egypt's role in BRICS


Sat 25 May 2024 | 08:13 AM
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The Egyptian Association of Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities, led by Sherif Gad, organized a round table titled "The Future of BRICS Cooperation and Prospects between Egypt and Russia" at the Russian House in Cairo.

The event was attended by a Russian delegation from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.

The delegation included Dr. Natalia Poplavskaya, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Languages at Friendship University, and Dr. Alina Kharchenko, an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication at the Faculty of Languages, Dr. Alexander Simonov, an associate professor in the Department of International Economic Relations at the Faculty of Economics, and Dr. Ivan Alov is an assistant professor in the Department of Regional Economics and Geography at the Faculty of Economics.

The following individuals participated in the symposium: Rasha Abu Shakra, a member of the House of Representatives; the Russian orientalist Vladimir Belyakov; Dr. Aziza Al-Sadi, a writer and researcher on political and military affairs; the artist Ibrahim Ghazala, head of the Luxor Symposium; the anthropological researcher Dr. Hassan Ghazali, director of the Global South Youth Office; Monica William, a writer and member of the Generation Party; the journalist Ahmed Youssef; Shada Gawdat, a specialist in the field of marketing; and the public program broadcaster Mayada.

The meeting was moderated by Dr. Mayada Bilal, a professor in the Department of Tourism Studies at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Helwan University.

The participants discussed the importance of the BRICS group, which consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, as one of the most important economic blocs in the world. Experts predict that by 2050, these countries together will control the global economy. Egypt’s decision to join the BRICS at the beginning of this year represented a major shift in foreign policy.

The attendees also reviewed the historical relations between Russia and Egypt and their impact on tourism exchange, the role of BRICS in enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries and stimulating tourism, future trends, and proposed strategies to increase cooperation between Russia and Egypt in the field of tourism through education, and establishing a scientific research center for the BRICS countries in the field of wars.

They also discussed the idea of establishing joint banks to facilitate the process of commercial cooperation and help thousands of Egyptian students studying in Russia, and put forward the idea of organizing an annual exhibition for artists from the BRICS countries.

Contributed by Ahmed Emam