President of the Russian Geographical Society, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu signed cooperation agreements with geographical societies of ten countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Spain, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, China, Serbia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
- The almost 170-year history of the Russian Geographical Society has always implied a very close partnership. A huge number of expeditions were conducted in nearly 170 years in different countries, different continents. And we always felt the help and support of our colleagues, our partners. Today we signed very important agreements for the Society. As you know, the geography does not recognize borders, because it is impossible to draw borders between researchers, scientists, people who want to know more about our planet, our nature ... We certainly will continue this cooperation, especially since many of our expedition imply the participation of our foreign partners ... We are absolutely sure that the majority of those who signed today an agreement with the Russian geographical Society, will take part in these expeditions and competitions, - said President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Shoigu.
The agreements were signed in the framework of the first Festival of the Russian Geographical Society, which takes place from October 31 to November 6 at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.
On behalf of Azerbaijan President of Azerbaijan Geographic Society Ramiz Mahmud oglu Mammadov signed the document.
Armenia - Vice-President of the Armenian Geographical Society Seyran Suvaryan.
Belarus - chairman of the Belarusian Geographic Society Peter Burdock.
Spain - President of the Association of Spanish Geographers Carmen Delgado Viñas.
Italy - President of the Italian Geographical Society Sergio Conti.
Kyrgyzstan - President of Kyrgyz Geographical Society Salamat Kulembekovich Alamanov.
China - Secretary General of the Geographical Society of China Zhang Guoyou.
Serbia - Vice-President of the Serbian Geographical Society Miroljub Milinchich.
Turkey - President of the Turkish Geographic Society Ahmet Ertek .
The Czech Republic - President of the Czech Geographical Society Bohumir Jansky.
Plans and activities in the framework of the signed agreements will be discussed at the roundtable "Geographical Society of the world: perspectives of cooperation." It will be held on Nov. 1 from 14:00 to 18:00 in the zone of science and education.
In addition, the President of the Russian Geographical Society has signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of Moscow Region and the Republic of Khakassia. These Federal subjects were represented by Governor of the region, Andrei Vorobyov and Head of the republic, Victor Zimin.
The parties plan to conduct joint work aimed at studying geographical and allied sciences, popularization of geographical knowledge, information, natural and man-made disasters in the context of the conservation of nature and to ensure the safe development of the society.
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