Vladimir Putin noted, in particular:
”I am pleased that today relations between Russia and Germany are developing in the spirit of a truly strategic partnership. This partnership is founded on steady and multifaceted political, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties that are constantly becoming more profound and increasingly affecting the social life of our states and peoples.
We see Germany as a responsible and promising partner, one with whom we share common tasks such as constructing a united and prosperous Europe, establishing a just world order, and effectively counteracting international challenges and threats.
I am convinced that Russian-German cooperation will continue to develop fruitfully and remain a powerful factor in stability and security in Europe and the world as a whole.
I sincerely wish you and all German people health, well-being and prosperity.”