The signing ceremony between the Russian and French Geographical Societies took place at the Moscow Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society on February 4. The document is dedicated to joint activities in the field of education and enlightenment, popularization and development of geography and related sciences, ecology, environmental protection and cultural heritage of countries.
"It is extremly important that such cooperation exists between the oldest societies. It can take different forms. The exchange of specialists, joint work, various activities are good, but geography is a living science. Joint expeditions and research projects, work on preservation of natural and cultural heritage are really needed. In this I see our main potential in these activities", - said Nikolay Kasimov.
The French Geographical Society was founded in Paris in 1821. It is the oldest geographical society in the world. Among famous members of the Society are writers Jules Verne and Anatole France, the traveler, Vice Admiral Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace, Prince of Monaco Albert I, psychiatrist Jean-Martin Charcot, cartographer Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin and many others.