Round table discussion with the Ambassador of Grenada to the Russian Federation was held in the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – July 12, 2017 – Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation (https://oprf.ru/en/), hosted a round table “Cooperation between the Russian Federation and Grenada in the Humanitarian, Cultural, Scientific and Tourism Fields,” organized by the Commission of the Russian Federation on the Development of Public Diplomacy, Humanitarian Cooperation and the Preservation of Traditional Values.
The event began with the opening of the photo exhibition “Nature and Attractions of Grenada” in the lobby of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, at which the Commission Chairperson, Elena Sutormina noted that Grenada, as an island state with magnificent nature, is of interest in terms of tourism, but there are other possible cooperation’s to be explored between the countries.
She recalled that in May of this year, Queen Elizabeth II (as Queen of Grenada) sent a letter to Vladimir Putin, in which she spoke of the desire to establish friendly and mutually beneficial ties with Russia.
During the round table discussion, Elena Sutormina, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Russian Federation Oleg Firer, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Sofinsky and project manager of Russian Worldwide Artur Mogutov discussed prospects for cooperation between the Russian Federation and Grenada in the sphere of culture, education and science, discussed opportunities of promoting Russian language and culture in Grenada (in particular with the help of the project “Russian Corner”), the exchange of students and teachers, the holding of cross-cultural days and thematic cultural exhibitions.
Ambassador Firer noted that Grenada is the head of the Caribbean Community (trade and economic union of the countries of Central and North-East of South America, which includes 15 countries of the Caribbean), and therefore represents a kind of a “Gateway to Russia” for the Caribbean states that do not have their embassies in Russia.
Nikolai Sofinsky said that the relationship between Russia and Grenada was not built easily, breaking off impetuously and resuming, but at the moment we can state the “new breath of bilateral relations.”
Source: Press Service of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation