The message of the Russian President reads, in part:
“Please, accept my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of your birthday.
I would like to express confidence that Russia-Japan relations will continue to develop, both for the good of our peoples and in the interests of security and stability in the Asia Pacific region.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. I wish you and the members of the Royal family good health and wellbeing, and all the people of Japan – happiness and prosperity.”