The message reads, in part:
“For many years, this forum has been a major humanitarian event held in the Commonwealth of Independent States. An effective and relevant occasion, the forum offers broad opportunities for informal and earnest interaction between representatives of science, culture, the arts and education, as well as journalists.
The forum’s main theme this year, Dialogue in the CIS – Prospects for Humanitarian Cooperation in the 21st Century, is highly relevant. You will discuss a broad range of questions related to the development of public, youth and expert contacts, and coordinate several large-scale programmes and projects, many of which will be implemented during the Year of Culture that is underway in the CIS.
I am confident that your proposals and initiatives will help us boost integration processes within the CIS and strengthen friendship and mutual understanding between our nations.”