Vladimir Putin’s greetings to the participants, organizers and guests of the 10th Gaidar Forum

Ladies and gentlemen, friends,

I welcome you to the opening of the Gaidar Forum. Please accept my greetings on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.

All these years, the Gaidar Forum has been one of the most respected discussion platforms highlighting the key social and economic problems of our time and proposing feasible solutions to them. The forum invariably attracts the attention of famous Russian and foreign academics, politicians, business leaders and journalists, and always offers a rich and relevant agenda.

I consider the theme of the current forum, Russia and the World: National Development Goals and Global Trends, to be extremely important and relevant. I am sure that the ideas and recommendations the participants will give will contribute to the effective attainment of the strategic goals facing our country, enhancing its role in the integration processes, international economic, technological and investment cooperation.

I wish you successful and fruitful work.

Vladimir Putin