The Council of Young Diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR: “The Youth Will Become “People’s Ambassador” of the Eurasian Integration”


The Eurasian Youth International Conference, a new interactive project, will be launched in Pridnestrovie on January 13, 2013, the Day of Russian Press. Members of the Council of Young Diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR being forum moderators commented on this event exclusively for “Pridnestrovie” newspaper.

According to Vera Tabak, the initiator of the Eurasian Youth International Conference, “this unique event is aimed at promoting the idea of Eurasian integration among CIS countries through engaging the expertise of the youth from the post-Soviet space.” “Emerging Eurasian integration associations across the CIS can be a good platform to provide conditions for joint economic and social development based on the consolidation of material and intellectual resources. The idea of ​​Eurasianism which is popular not only in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, but also in many other countries should have wide information support and development,” she said. 

“What will be the Eurasian Union like? What advantages will gain participating states? What institutional and non-institutional forms of joining these associations are or will be available for Pridnestrovie? Such issues shall be topical for our youth nowadays,“ a young diplomat Karina Karamysheva supposes. In her opinion the project can answer these questions or at least bring us further toward their comprehension.

Young diplomats are convinced that the youth as the most creative society segment being receptive to everything that is new will become “people's ambassador” of the Eurasian Integration of Pridnestrovie, and the youth diplomacy as a new direction of foreign policy activity can bring considerable benefits to society and to the state. 

“The project of the Eurasian integration meets the basic needs of the socio-economic, spiritual and cultural development of Pridnestrovie, and sets a certain development thrust for society,” Vitaly Shmakov, a student and a member of the Council of Young Diplomats, says. “These requirements are particularly relevant in the time of globalization. Our task is to develop public comprehension of the need of integration for the prosperity and development of our state,” he emphasizes.   

Vladimir Okushko, the Chairman of the Council of Young Diplomats under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR mentioned that the Eurasian Youth International Conference is characterized by its multiplicative property: experience in the implementation of the project can be claimed in any region of Eurasia despite political or administrative boundaries. “The Council of Young Diplomats is interested in increasing attraction of youth to the project and is looking to cooperate with all parties in interest,” he stressed.

The project was presented today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR during enlarged meeting of the Council of Young Diplomats. Activists of youth organizations and young employees of the government authorities were also invited to take part in the meeting.    

For more information on participation in the Conference, please visit the website of the Council of Young Diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR.