The message reads, in part:
“You have reached this milestone in your life with a great store of professional and personal achievements. Despite the serious global challenges and political risks faced during your term in office, you have successfully carried out vital financial and social reforms for the benefit of the United States and its future. You have set new benchmarks in foreign policy and vividly demonstrated how to “listen and hear” and successfully tackle even the most complex issues.
I appreciate the relationship of trust between us, based on mutual respect and a focus on practical matters. This helps to build a new quality of Russian-US cooperation in harmony with the spirit of the times and the aspirations of our peoples.
I hope that our upcoming contacts on the sidelines of the APEC forum in Hawaii and the G20 summit in Cannes, as well as during your visit to Russia will ensure further progress on important bilateral and international issues.”