The message reads, in part:
“The opening of this forum was a much needed initiative. It is aimed at bringing together talented and energetic young people of our country and many other states, those who would like to make a personal contribution to the development of IT and can harmoniously complement the expert work underway within the framework of the Russian Internet Governance Forum and the UN Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.
I would like to point out that the internet is an integral part of everyday social life and provides a basis for the development of traditional and new economic sectors. Young people, with their fresh and unorthodox vision of problems, as well as their creative energy are a crucial creative force in this sphere. Proof of this is the story of the world famous IT companies, social networks and messengers that were initiated by young engineers and software specialists, including Russian citizens and our compatriots.
Therefore, we must attract young professionals to tackling current topics related to the formulation of universal, fair rules of internet governance, the protection of information security and the identification of priority spheres of IT development. I have no doubt that your forum will be able to promote the achievement of this goal.”