UN, April 25. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Russia would welcome the active involvement of the Department of public information of the UN in the preparation of the XIX world festival of youth and students, which will be held in Sochi in October 2017. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, speaking at the 39th session of the Committee on information General Assembly of the world organization.

“Would welcome the active involvement of the Department’s efforts to preparations for the scheduled for October 2017 XIX world festival of youth and students in Sochi. The organization’s participation in such large-scale global youth forum would strengthen the positive image of the world organization in the youth and student environment. In this respect, we expect that in the near future will be appointed the new envoy on youth, which is a kind of connecting link between the UN and the organizing Committee of the festival,” she said .

The festival will take place in Sochi from 14 to 22 October and will gather more than 20 thousand young people from 150 countries. This large-scale event will give the opportunity to meet representatives of public organizations, young scientists, people of art, sportsmen, teachers, professionals in the field of Informatics, politicians, foreigners interested in Russian culture.