Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemiev, Russian cosmonauts on the ISS-55 long-term space mission, wished successful work to the participants and guests of the 4th Yalta International Economic Forum to on 19–21 April. The video greeting is posted on the YIEF official website forumyalta.com
The flag of the Yalta International Economic Forum foundation was delivered to the ISS for making the recording. The cosmonauts recorded the video greetings in one of the sections of the ISS. Addressing the Forum’s participants, Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemiev held the unfurled flag of the YIEF Foundation.
“Dear Friends! Our greetings and congratulations on the opening of the 4th Yalta International Economic Forum”, said Hero of Russia Anton Shkaplerov, Crew Commander of the 55th ISS flight. “This Forum has already become a good tradition. Crimea is my homeland; Crimea is where I became interested in space and space flights. Crimea is very dear to my heart; it is a treasure trove of natural resources and great historical and cultural heritage. I hope the Yalta International Economic Forum will make a valuable contribution to securing and developing Crimea’s current positive trends and will spearhead useful new initiatives.”
Hero of Russia Oleg Artemiev, the onboard engineer, wished the Forum’s participants fruitful work and thanked the organizers of the business platform.
“We would like to thank the organizers of the event: the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea and the Yalta International Economic Forum Foundation”, the cosmonaut noted. “We urge the participants to keep up the pace and increase the rich experience of international and inter-regional cooperation.”
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