Russian President Participates in Forum of Creative and Academic Intellectuals of the CIS Member States
President Dmitry Medvedev took part in the V Forum of Creative and Academic Intellectuals of the CIS Member States. The forum's theme is Innovative and Humanitarian Partnership: the Basis for Dynamic Development of CIS States, the Kremlin press services reports.
The president noted in his address that modernization is a common priority for the Commonwealth states. "We should look for new bridges to join our economies again, to restore the production chains in those cases where they were broken off and to find new areas of cooperation, because we will not get far with our Soviet heritage," President Medvedev said. "It is pointless to talk about the great ties we used to have and how they are gone now, which is regrettable and we have to restore them. That is not enough. It is obvious that we must launch new industrial and economic entities and new joint projects based on modern technologies. I hope that the results of such modernization projects will become our common advantage."
V Forum of Creative and Academic Intellectuals of the CIS Member States was organized with the support of the Council for Humanitarian Cooperation and the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation. The forum was attended by over 500 delegates from all Commonwealth states, including about 200 representatives of creative young professionals.