On January 30, the first meeting of the International Diplomatic Club “Amicability” in 2020 took place. Cultural ties with the Islamic world, speech of a State Duma’s deputy, new projects of the club and awards to honored guests – all of these witnessed the correspondent of the Club Vyacheslav Popov.
The international club “Amicability” headed by Sergey Dvoryanov always gathers only the best people to its meetings. This one was no exception: top businessmen, governmental officials and public figures, ambassadors and other diplomats, they all cleared their schedule that evening to attend the club’s event.
The meeting started with the speech of the State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya. She noted the level of organization and informal atmosphere of the event and said that such an atmosphere of free and positive communication can rarely be seen at official political events.
The deputy also participated in certificate awarding ceremony. Ms. Poklonskaya presented official certificates to new youth ambassadors for peace Anastasia Kartushina and Konstantin Timofeev. You can watch the video of award process following link below. Irina Konstantinova was awarded the BRICS international medal, and “Kazatel” and “Belyi Bereg” organizations were noted for their contribution to building peace on Earth.
The key moment of the meeting was the presentation of the painting depicting the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman Alsaud, by Alexander Shilov. Alexander is a famous Russian artist, who was awarded as the Man of The Year in Russia in 2019. His works are made in realistic style, which helps the author to reflect the soul of the person depicted in the picture. A poem on the Arab was also recited during the presentation and after that a cake with the image of flags of the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was solemnly brought into the room.
The presentation has shown how deep the club’s ties with the countries of the Islamic world are. “Amicability” is willing to cooperate with Islamic countries and that is why a few important projects will be organized by our club in 2020 in the Middle East.
To begin with, “Amicability” will be the organizer of the BRICS+ Forum in Dubai. On that occasion, the president of the Club Sergey Dvoryanov said: “It is not fare, that there are no Islamic countries in BRICS. Nowadays, the Alliance is ready to expand and its countries’ leaders should focus their attention on the Middle East”. The Club will also participate in the EXPO 2020 held in Dubai and the BRICS Forum in St. Petersburg, where we will try to promote our ideas.
According to Mr. Dvoryanov, Amicability has now become a recognizable international brand. Close cooperation with Middle East countries is a firm evidence of that and in our opinion, only through cooperation and partnership with all cultures and nations can true harmony and peace be achieved.
Correspondent of the Club