The message reads, in part:
“The selection of Kazan as the Youth Capital of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation confirms the high level of relations between Russia and this reputable international agency.
Islamic states have been our traditional partners in addressing many topical issues on the regional and global agenda, in attempts to build a more just and democratic world order. It is significant that young people are getting more actively involved in this constructive and comprehensive cooperation.
Hundreds of delegates from dozens of countries have arrived in Kazan. They represent various public and student organisations, expert centres and government agencies responsible for youth policy. I am sure they will have a good opportunity to hold meaningful discussions and outline promising projects for continuing joint work, including in the social and cultural spheres and in the field of technological innovation and entrepreneurship.
It is also clear that this youth assembly in Kazan will serve to promote mutual understanding and trust between our nations.”