On November 9 Chelyabinsk will host the 14th Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum. President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will take part. The forum’s theme is The Development of Human Capital. The event’s participants will include the heads of key ministries and departments, several regional governors from Russia and Kazakhstan and representatives from large businesses from both countries.
Before the forum’s plenary session, the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan will hold a separate meeting to discuss urgent bilateral and international issues.
The forum’s programme includes the The Development of Human Capital exhibition, a session of the Russia-Kazakhstan Business Council, and a meeting of university rectors from Russia and Kazakhstan, to name a few.
The participants plan to sign a number of interstate, inter-governmental, regional and commercial agreements. For instance, the two presidents will sign a joint statement on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan (October 22, 1992).
Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forums have been held every year since 2003 in the two countries, in turn. The previous forum took place in Astana in October 2016.
On the same day, Vladimir Putin will visit a new Chelyabinsk Compressor Plant facility, which opened last January. The plant will help reduce the export dependence of domestic companies.