The message reads, in part:
“In the nearly 50 years since its inception, the forum has gained a significant international reputation. Its invariably substantive programme and representative participants make it possible to comprehensively discuss the most difficult problems on the global and regional agenda and suggest new and out-of-the-box approaches to their solution.
For Russia, Italy has traditionally been an important partner. We are interested in further developing a constructive Russian-Italian dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation in various spheres for the prosperity of our nations and to ensure stability and security on the European continent.
Considering the fact that Italy is currently presiding G20, the forum’s expert solutions seem especially in demand. I believe that your discussions will be productive and help in the search for answers to the most important challenges of today as well as assist in strengthening trust and understanding between the European nations.”