The message reads, in part:
“Russia and France are working ever more fruitfully together in a broad range of areas today. The summits in Paris and St Petersburg were further evidence of the strategic nature of our relations and our mutual long-term commitment to implementing promising big projects aimed at ensuring our trade and economic partnership’s stable growth. We are also ready to continue building up our mutually advantageous business cooperation with an emphasis on advanced technology.
We think the bilateral dialogue we pursue on coordinating our approaches to topical issues on the international agenda is very useful and important. I am sure that Russia and France, through their joint constructive efforts, can make a big contribution to settling regional conflicts and effectively addressing the global threats and challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century.
Our multifaceted ties have received a big boost in their expansion through the organisation of the Year of Russia in France and the Year of France in Russia. The extensive programmes of interlinked events organised for this project highlight just how closely interwoven are the history and culture of countries, and how deep are our traditions of friendship, respect and sympathy.”