Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 9 /Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva/
It is high time to break down barriers between countries, but not create new ones, Deputy Dean of the History Department at Moscow State University, Chief Editor of Vestnik Kavkaza and Trend Expert Council member Alexei Vlasov said in his speech today at XXI Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj.
"Risks and challenges of the 21st century require consolidated solutions. Only through the integration and equal interaction it is possible to access to the new growth points in regions such as South Caucasus and Central Asia," said Vlasov.
He said in the relations of the CIS countries and the EU there is only one slogan: "To Europe together with Russia, but not without Russia."
"It is necessary to overcome the remnants of mutual hostility and break the psychological barriers of the past century," said Vlasov.
The annual meeting in Krynica includes 5 plenary sessions and more than 100 discussion panels organized in twelve thematic blocks: macroeconomics, business and management, energy forum, innovations and sustainable development, health care, education and culture, society, international policy and security, NGO Forum, the European Union and its neighbours, state and reforms and the forum of regions. A special panel was devoted to the topic of South Caucasus.