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2016 Forum of Regions summary: Nearly 40 agreements worth $300 million

The Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions ended in Minsk June 8, 2016.

The third in a row, it was dedicated to humanitarian issues. Among them were the equal rights of citizens and youth policy.

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The close social and cultural cohesion contributes to the development of trade relations. Therefore, almost 40 agreements worth $300 million were signed during the event.

This forum brought together a record number of participants. The Russian Federation was represented by 43 regions.

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Among the distinguished guests were governors, heads of government and ministers.

Taking part in the event were the presidents of Belarus and Russia. The heads of state spoke at a plenary session as well as visited the 26th International Specialized Exhibition BelAgro 2016. 

There, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin were briefed on innovations in agriculture, machinery of Belarus' industrial giants and successes of Belarusian cattle breeders.

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2016 Forum of Regions summary: Nearly 40 agreements worth $300 million