Mr Naryshkin read out Dmitry Medvedev’s message of greetings to the Forum’s participants and guests.
The Russian President’s message reads, in part:
“You will discuss topical aspects of trade, economic and investment cooperation, including the implementation of joint programmes aimed at reconstructing the republic’s infrastructure and strengthening its economic independence.
Three years ago, Russia made a historic choice in support of the South Ossetian people. Today, it is vital to continue strengthening our bilateral ties, developing business contacts and expanding cooperation.
I hope that the work of the First Russian-South Ossetian Business Forum will facilitate the implementation of mutually beneficial long-term projects in different areas.”