The message reads, in part:
“It is gratifying that leading scientists, experts, doctors, businesspeople and NGO representatives from various Russian regions are meeting again in Moscow at this traditional platform. Today, the participants will focus on a wide range of issues related to the the Decade of Childhood programme and the improvement of interagency cooperation in major areas such as strengthening the institution of family, improving social infrastructure, and developing healthcare, physical fitness and sports in the interests of children and youth.
Let me emphasise that ensuring the wellbeing of the younger generation is a national priority that requires joint efforts of the state, civil society, the media and religious organisations. Only with their active and energetic support will we be able to achieve tangible results. In this respect, I consider your current meeting, held under the auspices of the Nation’s Health League, to be a powerful and relevant initiative.”