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Greetings on opening of first Forum of Youth Initiatives of Russia and Azerbaijan

March 2, 2022

Vladimir Putin sent a message of greetings to participants and guests of the first Forum of Youth Initiatives of Russia and Azerbaijan.

The message reads, in part:

“Your forum has brought together at its venue many talented and energetic representatives of established youth and public organisations, scientists, experts, cultural figures, and academics from both countries. Your desire to actively participate in the processes of developing the national economies and the humanitarian and social spheres, as well as your readiness to cooperate and maintain business contacts are highly relevant.

I am confident that the forum’s busy programme and rich palette of events and new acquaintances will enable you to establish practical interaction aimed at supporting young people’s social activity, promoting professional and person-to-person contacts, and finding self-fulfilment in various areas, such as scientific research, state governance, the volunteer movement, or internet communications.

And, of course, it is highly symbolic that the forum is being held in the year marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. During this period, our relations have reached a qualitatively new level, something that was enshrined in the Declaration on Allied Interaction, which President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and I signed during his last week’s visit to Moscow.”

March 2, 2022