The message reads, in part:
“Promoting the health of our people, extending life expectancy, and improving the quality of life for the older generation are important national goals and a priority for government agencies at all levels.
It is therefore encouraging that these matters feature prominently on the agenda of your forum, which has brought together in Sochi scholars, medical doctors, heads of relevant ministries and agencies, and representatives of the expert and business communities.
I have no doubt that this will be a successful event and will become a regular fixture on the calendar. I am sure that your constructive, fruitful discussions will produce concrete proposals and new approaches aimed at further improving healthcare and demographic policy in Russia.”