Opening the plenary session, Magomedsalam Magomedov read greetings from the President.
In his speech, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office noted the work done to implement the State Ethnic Policy Strategy and focused on the topical tasks in this area.
Mr Magomedov stressed that almost 80 percent of the population today believe inter-ethnic relations are friendly and conflict-free. “However, this accord can only be maintained and strengthened via continuous cooperation and a constructive dialogue between all the specialists, civil society organisations and expert community members involved,” Mr Magomedov said.
The All-Russian National Unity Forum is held annually with the support of the Presidential Council for Inter-Ethnic Relations and the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs in order to increase the effectiveness of the implementation of the state ethnic policy at the federal, regional and municipal levels.
As part of his trip, Mr Magomedov met with Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra Natalya Komarova. They discussed topical issues related to inter-ethnic relations and the socioeconomic development of the region.