International Think Tank Summit «Primakov Readings» 2017 took place at WTC Moscow on June 29-30, 2017. The Forum was dedicated to the memory of the scientist and statesman Academician Yevgeny Primakov.
The main topic of discussion was 'The World in 2035'. Representatives of the state authorities, academics, economists, authoritative experts from 19 countries participated in the discussions.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin addressed greetings to the participants and guests of the Forum, in which he noted the importance of joint work of experts and analysts from different countries in an uneasy international situation in order to overcome disagreements.
The program of the event included a series of sessions during which experts discussed the Russia-US relations, the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, the economics of the Silk Road, the Russia-EU relations, the Ukrainian crisis, as well as the international security and the technological revolution.
The President of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Dynkin presented the report ‘World 2035. Global Forecast - a complex image of the future’.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and former Secretary of State of the United States of America Henry Kissinger made speeches in the framework of the ‘Primakov Readings’. The speakers presented their vision of the Russian-American relations development and the global geopolitics in general. They also expressed hope for a resolution of acute issues, resumption of dialogue and cooperation.
At the end of the Forum, the Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic Research Alexey Kudrin delivered his speech.