The message reads, in part:
“Today one can say with confidence that in the past 10 years your forum has demonstrated its relevance and has become an influential platform for CIS public representatives to conduct a constructive and substantive dialogue on key humanitarian matters. Taking place in an atmosphere of a friendly and interested exchange, it opens up broad possibilities for direct communication between people in the arts, science and education, helps promote cultural dialogue between our countries and gives a good impetus to integration processes.
I would like to note that this year has been declared in the CIS a Year of Great Patriotic War Veterans. We must cherish the memory of the past war and educate the younger generation in a spirit of respect for the heroic pages of our common history. The heritage of our shared Victory is not only a vitally important spiritual and moral value, but also a reliable landmark for establishing secure peace.
I am certain that the 10th Forum will be fruitful and will launch new promising initiatives and projects.”
The 10th CIS Forum of Creative and Academic Intellectuals is underway in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The theme of the Forum is Humanitarian Space of the Commonwealth: Common Values and a Dialogue of Cultures.