The President’s message of congratulations reads in particular:
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election to the post of Prime Minister.
I hope for constructive work together in the interests of furthering the relations between our countries in a spirit of constructive partnership in accordance with the Russian-Japanese Action Plan. It is my conviction that deepening our good-neighbourly bilateral ties and building up our cooperation in diverse areas is in the interests of the peoples of both the Russian Federation and Japan.
I wish you success in your important post, health and prosperity.”