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6 Mar 2015

Brest to host youth forum of twin-towns

BREST, 6 March (BelTA) – The youth forum of twin towns will be held in Brest for the first time in its history, BelTA learnt from the Brest City Hall.

The program of the youth forum (8-14 April) will comprise meetings with the Brest youth, a conference to mark the 70th Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. Guests will get familiar with the city’s sights and culture. The event will be held as part of the project, Brest – Belarus’ Capital of Culture, and the Year of Youth.

Participation in the forum has been confirmed by 35 people. The first to respond to the Brest invitation were Ravensburg and Weingarten (Germany). Polish twin-towns will be represented by Biala Podlaska and Siedlce. Russian youth will come from Saint Petersburg, Kovrov, Ryazan, and Kaliningrad. Partaking in the forum will be also representatives of Ukraine’s Lutsk and Ivano-Frankovsk, Dutch Coevorden. Brest has twin-town agreements with 33 cities and communities of the CIS and non-CIS countries.

“We maintain close relations with our twin-towns. We have been steadily developing our cooperation. This year we have a good chance to strengthen our partnership through young people,” Brest Deputy Mayor Gennady Borisyuk said.

According to the Deputy Mayor, the Brest – Belarus’ Capital of Culture 2015 project also includes events to mark the anniversary of the Great Victory. The traditional events at the Brest Fortress will include two concerts at its walls. One of it will take place on 9 May. The Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus will take part in the other concert. This project will be organized in cooperation with OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus. The concert is expected to take place on 2 May.

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