During the telephone conversation, Vladimir Putin conveyed his warm greetings to Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on the occasion of her 65th birthday.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin sent Angela Merkel a message to this effect.
The message reads, in part:
“Your political leadership and the many years of successful work as Federal Chancellor are duly appreciated in Germany as well as in Europe and across the world.
I appreciate the relationship that we have developed, enabling us to discuss any matters, even the most complicated ones. I am looking forward to continuing our dialogue and our joint work.”