On June 7-8, 2016 in Minsk was held III Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions aimed at expanding inter-regional relations and enhance cooperation in various fields. Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and leadership of two countries took part in a plenary session of the Forum. 

Within the Forum on the section 6 «Medical treatment service- vital resource of nation health maintenance» was signed an agreement on scientific and academic cooperation between NWSMU named after I.I.Mechnikov and Belarusian State Medical University.