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Council for Interethnic Relations Presidium meeting

July 13, 2018

A meeting of the Presidium of the Council for Interethnic Relations was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office Magomedsalam Magomedov.

Opening the meeting, Magomedsalam Magomedov said the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup and the performance of the Russian team were great contributions to the nation’s cohesion. Russia has graphically demonstrated to the whole world not only its economic and sport achievements but also the unity of its people and a hospitable welcome. He expressed hope that foreign fans will always remember the hospitality of our multi-ethnic nation.

Mr Magomedov noted in his speech that the President has maintained the established administrative system in the area of state ethnic policy. The common task of the Presidential Executive Office, the Government and the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs is to continue carrying out the development and implementation of the President’s resolutions in the area of interethnic relations, said Mr. Magomedov.

The participants discussed the influence of Russia’s spatial and demographic development on the status of interethnic relations in the regions.

Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko emphasised the importance of considering the provisions of Russia's State Ethnic Policy Strategy until 2025 in drafting the programme for the strategy of Russia’s spatial development. In his opinion, the issues pertaining to the consolidation of the unity of the Russian nation and the harmonisation of interethnic relations should be completely integrated into the national projects and programmes envisaged by the Presidential Executive Order of May 7, 2018, on the National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Development of the Russian Federation until 2024.

Head of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs Igor Barinov informed the participants about progress in adjusting Russia's State Ethnic Policy Strategy until 2025.

July 13, 2018