The message reads, in part:
“It is highly encouraging that the Russian-Azerbaijani inter-regional relations have been developing consistently, involving tens of thousands of people in our two countries in their orbit. Such cooperation has a significant role in strengthening the spirit of trust and mutual understanding between our nations and largely determines the overall positive trend in relations between Russia and Azerbaijan.
The Russian-Azerbaijani inter-regional forum has become one of the most effective tools in interaction between our two countries. In a relatively short time it has earned a reputation of a popular venue for open and constructive dialogue between representatives of state power, as well as business and expert communities of Russia and Azerbaijan. The forum has become a powerful generator for significant partnership projects and initiatives, whose geography and field of activity are constantly expanding.”