The message reads, in part:
“This forum has long become a good tradition and a unique networking platform for representatives of government bodies, creative groups, public and research organisations from all over Russia and Finland who can maintain a direct and informal dialogue, share experience, as well as strengthen business and personal contacts.
Notably, even today, despite the difficult epidemiological situation, these links continue to develop. You are about to discuss issues related to cooperation between Russia and Finland in such spheres as theatre, music, folklore and museums. You will launch new joint projects and outline prospective activities.
I am quite certain that this forum, held around the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Finland, will contribute to developing bilateral humanitarian cooperation, and strengthening the friendly and neighbourly relations between our countries and peoples.”
The 21st Russian-Finnish Cultural Forum opened online on October 1.