The message reads in particular:
“I send my greetings to the participants and guests at the second International Naval Show in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg is associated with many outstanding pages in the history of the Russian Navy’s origins and development. It is the place where many of the legendary traditions of its military glory were born. It is pleasing to see that St Petersburg is hosting such an impressive exhibition of world naval achievements.
This is an excellent opportunity for Russian and foreign specialists to demonstrate their latest developments and technology, discuss prospects for developing naval arms and equipment and conclude advantageous contracts. I am sure that this forum will help broaden international cooperation and deepen military-technical ties between Russia and foreign countries.
I wish you successful work and all the very best”.