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Yalta International Economic Forum postponed to 2021

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Yalta International Economic Forum postponed to 2021


29.07.2020

Photo credit: the official twitter account of the Yalta International Economic Forum 

It was decided to postpone the Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF), TASS reports. Earlier, due to restrictions aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection, it was postponed to a later date. Now it has been postponed to the next year.

According to the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, in 2021 the forum will be held in the spring.

Aksyonov explained that the unfavorable epidemiological situation forced him to abandon the plans outlined for the current year. In addition, in Yalta, cases of infection were recorded among employees of government bodies, and the government switched to work online.

The work of the organizing committee of the forum will be headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin. A very large-scale international agenda is expected,  Aksyonov said.

Crimea was to host the forum for the 5th time. Last year, the forum gathered more than 3,000 guests from 100 countries. The delegates included businessmen, politicians, government officials, deputies of national and European parliaments. Delegations from Belgium, Italy, Germany and Austria have traditionally become guests of the forum. For the first time, representatives of Great Britain came to Yalta.

More than 50 thematic sessions were held within the framework of the forum. They covered a wide variety of economic topics, ranging from tourism and winemaking to construction and agriculture. 

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