Round table on the exchange of work experience with compatriots living abroad
On August 7, a round table meeting on the exchange of work experience with compatriots abroad was held in Makhachkala (Republic of Dagestan). The organizers were the Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow and the Government of the Republic of Dagestan.
The round table was opened by the III International Forum of Compatriots, which brought together in Dagestan more than 100 representatives of the Russian diaspora from 30 countries.
The greeting of the Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations Sergei Cheremin was read to the participants of the event by the head of the Department for Work with Compatriots, CIS and Baltic Countries of the Department Vladimir Grinko.
The Minister noted that the current meeting is a continuation of the practice that the Moscow Government together with colleagues from other Russian regions began in 2020, when the round table was first held in St. Petersburg. By the end of last year, nine such events had been held. Authorized representatives of 34 regions took part in them. This year, regular round tables took place in Nizhny Novgorod and Ufa.
The most important thing is the practical result of such events, Sergei Cheremin stressed. So, in 2021, following the example of Moscow, Dagestan adopted a regional law on the support of compatriots abroad.
Vladimir Grinko presented Moscow’s work with foreign compatriots. Among the main directions he named the promotion of the Russian language, work with young people and support for Russian-language media.
Moscow intends to continue cooperation with the regions on the exchange of experience in this area, he also assured.
The main participants were The Minister for National Policy and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Dagestan E.S. Muslimov, Acting Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Makhachkala M.R. Osmanov, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Crimea to the President of the Russian Federation, member of the Government Commission on Compatriots Abroad G.L. Muradov, representatives of the Chechen Republic, the Republic of Crimea, Stavropol Territory and Nizhny Novgorod region.
Representatives of the Diaspora from Azerbaijan, Germany, Latvia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey also joined the discussion.