The message reads, in part:
“The authority of this major international event increases every year. And this year’s forum, held under the patronage of the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan, has brought together prominent politicians, scientists and members of the intelligentsia of dozens of countries.
Your agenda is increasingly rich and diverse. However, its unifying character – participants’ shared desire to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in science, education, culture and art – remains unchanged.
I am convinced that meaningful and useful discussions at the forum, as well as new ideas and initiatives, will be implemented in concrete instances and projects. They will also foster trust, mutual understanding and good neighbourly relations between peoples.”