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10 Oct 2017

Belarusian youth to take part in WFYS race in Sochi

MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian youth will take part in the 2017-meter race during the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) in Sochi on 16 October, the WFYS delegates from Belarus told the media on 10 October, BelTA has learned.

Chairman of the Youth Council of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) Artyom Ignatenko noted that the whole FTUB delegation including him will take part in the race.

The festival will offer an eventful program. The Belarusian youth will take part in discussions, cultural, entertainment, sport and other events. Every day of the festival will be dedicated to one of the macro-regions of the planet, its features and key areas. Apart from that, all the days of the festival will be united by panel discussions, conferences and seminars. The major themes will include cultural cooperation, international security, education, science and environment, IT, youth employment, ecological problems. Belarusian delegates will share the national experience of addressing these and other issues.

First Secretary of the Minsk Oblast Committee of the BRSM Youth Union Dmitry Voronyuk stressed that young people are going to the festival to present the nation. For instance, the BRSM Youth Union will shocase an exhibition of Belarusian achievements.

“The world festival is an opportunity to develop constructive cooperation, consolidate different countries. The participation in it makes a robust foundation for the establishment of new ties, economic development. The participants of the festival are young leaders, tomorrow's outstanding politicians. It is important to establish bridges of cooperation between each other,” Dmitry Voronyuk said.

The World Festival of Youth and Students 2017, which will be held on 14-22 October, is going to be the biggest youth event. More than 20,000 people from 150 countries are expected to take part in the festival. The symbol of the festival is a colorful daisy, a symbol of the continuity of traditions, link between the generations, peace and unity of the international community. The main element is colored pixels as a sign of similarity of the youth in the information age. The festival aims to consolidate the youth, promote inter-ethnic and intercultural interaction.

The Belarusian delegation headed by Education Minister Igor Karpenko will consist of working youth and students - representatives of public associations, including the BRSM Youth Union, the League of Youth Volunteering, Belarusian Republican Scout Association, the Belarusian Association of UNESCO clubs. All in all, Belarus will be represented by 300 young people, among whom are journalists and athletes, participants and winners of the creative and intellectual competitions. Sochi will also welcome the veterans of the festival movement, those who participated in the world forums held in Cuba in 1997 and in Venezuela in 2005.


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