Putin Points to Russia’s Role in World Land-Bridge
July 4, 2019 (EIRNS)—Greeting new ambassadors to Moscow on July 3, President Vladimir Putin laid out some of Russia’s steps towards the role which Gottfried Leibniz (and later Lyndon LaRouche) forecast for Russia as the critical link between Europe and Asia, not only geographically but also culturally, and thus a keystone of the New Silk Road and Eurasian Land-Bridge.
“In the near future, Russia will host a series of major international events. In June, Russia assumed the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and we will preside in BRICS from early 2020.” (The SCO is the world’s largest regional organization in geographical coverage and population.)
“In July 2020, we will host summits of these two associations. We are preparing for them, we are steering towards a joint partnership, and we aim to advance common priorities in such areas as politics, security, economy, finance, culture and humanitarian ties.
“In September 2019, Vladivostok will host a regular Eastern Economic Forum. We are expecting to receive Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe as guests of honor.
“We are planning to review cooperation prospects and the implementation of major joint investment projects in the Asia-Pacific region, and to exchange opinions on ways of merging various integration processes so as to create a major Eurasian partnership.”