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WARSAW, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The annual forum of Russian and Polish regions has been cancelled because of the situation in Ukraine, Bogdan Borusewicz, the speaker of the Polish senate (the upper house of Polish parliament), told a briefing on Wednesday.
“I decided to call off the Polish-Russian forum that was to be held in Gdansk on April 15-16,” Borusewicz said. He noted that these meetings had been held over the past five years. “Regrettably, the forum cannot be held because of the current political situation,” the speaker of the senate said.
Borusewicz said he regretted the cancellation of the forum as this had been a very good platform for debates on regional cooperation and an opportunity to establish direct contacts with regions.
The forum of Russian and Polish regions had previously been held annually with the participation of speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko and speaker of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz. The main purpose of the forum is exchange of experience, establishment of personal contacts and discussion of regional problems. The first such meeting was held in Moscow in 2009 and the latest one in Nizhny Novgorod last year.