The message reads, in part:
“I am pleased to note that in our country women are successfully involved in different areas of the economy, various production facilities and businesses. They are responsible and efficient; they deal with serious tasks and are dedicated to their work. Many women are recognised leaders in their professional fields. And, of course, women always actively participate in much-needed social projects and sincerely care about maintaining a positive and friendly atmosphere among their colleagues.
I would like to stress that the government will continue to create favourable conditions for women to develop professionally, to fulfil their personal and creative potential, and will prioritise support for families, motherhood and children.
I am certain that the forum will include many constructive discussions, and its recommendations will be put into practice, including as part of major programmes for the socioeconomic development of Kuzbass, one of Russia’s key industrial regions.”