Greeting to the Forum Participants from Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov« Back
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Participants of the Second Eurasian Integration
I am glad to welcome the Participants of the Second Eurasian Integration International Forum.
At the initiative of the Institute of CIS Countries, authoritative representatives of political, public, academic and business circles of leading Eurasian states gathered in the hospitable city of Sochi. It is no exaggeration to say that your Forum has already established itself as a useful platform for a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the current problems of the development of the vast Eurasian space.
Against the backdrop of complex and controversial processes unfolding in world politics and economics, the appeal to the topic of such a unique multilateral association as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is very timely. Over the years, the SCO, relying on a powerful and multifaceted potential, has become an integral part of the system of international relations, an important factor in ensuring regional security and sustainable development.
I am confident that discussions within the framework of the Forum will contribute to the development of joint approaches to improving the activities of the SCO, strengthening multilateral cooperation in combating traditional and new challenges and threats in the name of maintaining lasting peace and stability, and achieving prosperity in Eurasia.
I wish the Participants of the Forum productive work.
Moscow, April 16, 2018