The message reads, in part:
“Your fruitful efforts as President of Belarus aimed at your country’s active socioeconomic development have earned you great respect and trust among the people of Belarus.
Your personal contribution to strengthening the friendly Russian-Belarusian relations, tackling the formidable challenges of union building and the formation of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space have won wide recognition. The successful results achieved in these areas have paved the way for us today to the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union.
I am confident that your rich experience and proactive approach to current issues on the bilateral agenda will contribute to further amplification of the multifaceted Russian-Belarusian cooperation and systematic implementation of integration projects for the benefit of our fraternal nations.”