On July 14, 2017, the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club and ADC Forum (Australia) signed a cooperation agreement. The sides agreed to help establish efficient dialogue between the two countries’ scholarly and expert communities and public organizations.
Drawing on a long tradition of friendship, cooperation and sympathy between the peoples of the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Australia, the sides expressed mutual desire to consolidate, to develop, and to strengthen ties between the intellectual elites of the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Australia for joint decision-making aimed at normalization of relations between states and societies.
In order to promote cooperation and boost scholarly and socio-cultural ties, the parties plan to hold various joint events.
The document was signed by Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, and Anton Roux, Chief Executive Officer of ADC Forum.