The message reads, in part:
“People from over 40 countries have come to hospitable Belarus to take part in the festival. Both Vitebsk residents and visitors to this beautiful ancient city will be able to attend numerous theatre productions, concerts by song, dance and folk groups, as well as singing competitions in which both popular and young performers will take part. The music art agenda is especially rich with concerts by symphonic, chamber and light music orchestras.
Cultural events of this class, especially those that are held regularly, are certainly promoting cultural cooperation and strengthening mutual understanding and trust between nations.
I am confident that your festival will be spectacular and entertaining and that it will become a real treat. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who helped prepare and organise the Slavyansky Bazaar in Vitebsk and to wish unforgettable experiences to its guests.”