Before the meeting, the world-famous Swedish scientist, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, Rector of Stockholm University, Mats Larsson, speaking on the subject of the meeting, noted that "this area of science in the world is only growing. The participation of Belarusian scientists at the present time is fundamental and theoretical, since such kind of installations exists only in the United States and Japan. But if we evaluate the contribution of Belarusian scientists in the development of laser physics, it is very high. This is well illustrated by the activities of the B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics”.