The message reads, in part:
“Every year your well-established forum attracts more and more leading experts, businessmen and government officials from Russia and foreign countries. It is a venue for discussing the major problems of the oil and gas industry, working on promising international projects and establishing new business contacts.
The effective development of domestic energy is crucial for our economic modernisation. Its success is directly related to the widespread introduction of advanced modern technologies. And here it is important to fully exploit the innovative potential of Russian science and to make use of work done by our experts, designers and engineers. Of course we also need to extend our cooperation with foreign partners.
I hope that the decisions taken in the course of your congress will genuinely enhance the competitiveness of Russia's energy industry.”