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Naryshkin to attend international Eurasian forum in Kazan

November 29, 2013, 5:01 UTC+3 KAZAN
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KAZAN, November 29, 3:40 /ITAR-TASS/. Sergei Naryshkin, Speaker of the Stae Duma lower house of the Russian parliament, will attend an international public conference on the theme of "The Eurasian Economic Perspective" in Kazan on Friday, an official at the House department for public relations and interaction with the media told Itar-Tass.

"Upon arriving at the Kazan international airport, Naryshkin will visit the site of the Boeing-737 crash, in which 44 passengers and six crewmembers died, and will lay flowers in memory of the aircrash victims," the State Duma department official said.

At the site of the tragedy, between two runways of the airport, natural flowers have been laid in a circle reminiding of the crater formed by the airliner's crash. The crater is now filled up to the surface. Kazan residents and relatives of the aircrash victims bring flowers there.

Naryshin is then to address the forum, delivering a a report entitled "The Eurasian Economic Perspective". Those present at the forum consider ways to deepen cooperation among Eurasian Union countries. Konstantin Kosachev, one of the organizers of the business meeting and the leader of the Rossotrudnichestvo (Federal Agrncy for the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Compatriots Living Abroad and for Humanitarian Cooperation), said, "Under discussion are prospects for the the countries' integration in various braches: science, culture, and education. We shall reach, maybe, a political integration as well."

House members, senators, public figures, experts, and members of the business communities of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus have arrived here to participate in the conference.

Plenary discussions are also involving remote platforms, based in Moscow, St Petersburg, Minsk, Astana, as well as in Yerevan, Kiev, Brussels, and Beijing, and linked with the forum through a video hook-up.

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