The message reads, in part:
“All these years, the Gaidar Forum has been one of the most influential discussion platforms, focusing on key modern socioeconomic issues and offering promising solutions to them. It invariably attracts the attention of famous Russian and foreign scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs and journalists, and formulates a detailed and topical agenda.
“I consider the theme of the current forum, Russia and the World: National Development Goals and Global Trends, to be extremely important and much-needed. I am confident that the ideas and recommendations of the meeting’s participants will help effectively address the strategic long-term tasks facing Russia, and enhance its role in integration processes and in international economic, technological and investment cooperation.”