In the republic of Tuva, the First Asian Youth Forum "Intellectual Gold of Asia" will be held in autumn if the current year. The forum will be an important part of the international project of integration of the countries of the Eurasian continent on the axis of Dresden-Ekaterinburg-Kyzyl, reports Pravda.Ru.
The symbolic axis Dresden-Ekaterinburg-Kyzyl is to unite the center of Europe, Russia and Asia. The fourth point of the axis may materialize in Hong Kong. The head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool, invited well-known media mogul Jack Ma, the founder and leader of the largest Asian IT-company Alibaba Group to participate in the forum. Noteworthy, Mr. Ma is listed among wealthiest and most influential people of the world, according to Forbes, Pravda.Ru says.
"The more people of this rank, especially businessmen, participate in this event, the more it will demonstrate the attractiveness of the Eurasian project, - Yuri Kofner, the leader of Young Eurasia movement, an expert on Eurasian integration told Pravda.Ru. - Now they try to understate the Eurasian integration, presenting it either as restoration of the Soviet Union that is not true to fact, or as a project to revive the Russian Empire. Therefore, if foreign businessmen, especially of this top level, evince interest in the Eurasian integration, then it serves as the best demonstration of the attractiveness of the project for both businesses and young people, not only in Russia. Any activities to support the Eurasian integration, are highly relevant now," the expert told Pravda.Ru.
Jack Ma founded his company at the time when he worked as a teacher of English. The founder and director of Alibaba Group is known for his ability and willingness to teach subordinates.
"Jack Ma is a talented person and a businessman, an outstanding leader, and the whole world admires his success. Inviting him to our Eurasian club, I expressed the wish of thousands of young Russians who, I am sure, will be happy to see and listen to the person, who is associated with global changes in IT-technologies. Perhaps they will have a chance to talk to him during the Tuvan forum," the head of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool said.