The message reads, in part:
“The peoples of Russia and India traditionally build relations on the basis of friendship, mutual trust and respect. Ten years ago, our nations signed the Declaration of Strategic Partnership. Since then, we have been able to achieve a great deal – most importantly, to reach a qualitatively new level of privileged strategic partnership.
Russia and India closely coordinate their foreign policy approaches concerning international and regional problems. We are seeing dynamic development in our business ties, which are aimed at modernising our nations’ economies and implementing high technologies. We are broadening humanitarian contacts and direct communication between our citizens.
The special nature of our bilateral ties was confirmed during the Russian-Indian meetings at the highest level that were held in December last year in New Delhi. The agreements we have reached following the talks, pertaining to implementing major joint projects in energy, military technical cooperation, medicine and telecommunications, have become a new important milestone in the development of the full spectrum of our constructive interactions.
I am certain that through our joint efforts, we will continue the progressive development of a multidimensional Russian-Indian partnership in 2011, for the good of the peoples of our nations and in the interests of strengthening international stability and security.”