The President’s message reads, in particular:
“Impressive positive changes have taken place in relations between our countries over the decade since Germany’s reunification. We have attained a high level of understanding and trust in our bilateral dialogue, are developing productive and mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse areas and expanding our work together on the international stage. Good-neighbourly relations and partnership between Russia and Germany have become a reality benefiting millions of our citizens.
Russia is firmly intent on maintaining and building on this common achievement. I am sure that the continued development of cooperation between our countries in the twenty-first century will help to consolidate security and stability in Europe and throughout the world.
I wish you success in your important work, and I wish the friendly people of Germany peace, happiness and prosperity”.