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Russian-Polish foundation prepares international summit on Crimea

August 22, 2016, 15:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Politicians from Poland, Hungary, Germany and Italy will take part in the conference

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The Crimean peninsula

The Crimean peninsula

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MOSCOW, August 22. /TASS/. The Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding plans to hold an international conference in Crimea this autumn with the participation of politicians from Poland, Hungary, Germany and Italy, the foundation’s director Yury Bondarenko announced today at the TASS press center.

"We intend to organize several trips to Crimea this year and at the end of September or in the beginning of October. We plan to hold an international conference in Yalta where we would share our impressions and thoughts on Crimea’s future. Among those participating in the multi-national conference would be delegates from Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy and Hungary with the participation of [far-right Hungarian] Jobbik party members," Bondarenko stated.

Speaking to a TASS correspondent he pointed out that talks with European politicians and parliament members were currently underway. He was confident that the foundation’s proposal would not be turned down. The organization’s director noted that some of the guests had already been to Crimea while others would be going there for the first time.

"We would like to hear their opinion ... they might put forward some blueprint to ensure Crimea integrate as quickly as possible not only into Russia but also internationally, into Europe," he explained noting that the topic of European investment was important, too.

As reported earlier, this January a Polish delegation of media representatives and bloggers visited Kerch, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta, Livadia, Alupka and Moscow at the invitation of the Russia-Polish foundation. A Polish-German delegation had recently visited Chechen republic, this visit was also organized by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. The group included Polish politician and European Parliament member Janusz Korwin-Mikke, German magazine Zuerst! Editor-in-chief, German Center for Eurasian Studies’ Director Manuel Ochsenreiter and some other bloggers.

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