Visa support will be provided to foreign participants and guests of the SportAccord World Summit of Sports and Business. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko during a meeting of the organizing committee in Yekaterinburg. He also added that preparations for the summit are taking place on the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Urals Federal District Vladimir Yakushev and Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Yevgeny Kuyvashev.
“The holding of the world summit in Yekaterinburg, which is aimed at uniting and supporting international sports federations and organizations, will become an important sports and business event. It is planned that about 1.5 thousand participants will take part in it. Now 300 have already been accredited. Mainly from France, Italy, Belgium and Russia. Following the meeting of the organizing committee, the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were instructed to provide visa support to foreign participants and guests of the forum, as well as representatives of the media, ”said the Deputy Prime Minister.
“The Sverdlovsk Region is preparing responsibly and systematically for the SportAccord World Summit of Sports and Business. The main venue for the event will be the Yekaterinburg-Expo exhibition center. International registration of participants is already open since April 2020. In February and November last year, two inspection visits of representatives of the SportAccord association to Yekaterinburg took place. We thoroughly prepared for them, and the evaluation commission recognized that the infrastructure of Yekaterinburg fully meets the requirements for the summit, “said Yevgeny Kuyvashev.
Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that during the summit it is necessary to pay special attention to epidemiological safety and carefully work out a set of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
“Our task is to hold the forum at the highest level, to show our capabilities and level, while ensuring the safety of all participants. The summit will allow attracting even more organizers of international competitions to Russia, and to Yekaterinburg in particular, ”added Dmitry Chernyshenko.
Initially, the world summit was supposed to be held in Yekaterinburg at the site of the Yekaterinburg-Expo international exhibition center from May 23 to 28, 2021, but due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, it was decided to postpone the event. The summit will be held from 7 to 12 November 2021.
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