The message of congratulations reads, in part:
“The Russian foreign policy service has always skilfully and persistently asserted our national interests, making an outstanding contribution to strengthening the country’s position on the world arena. Our diplomats have always been known for their patriotism, extreme competence and dedication to their cause.
In the current complicated international situation, the effective, result-oriented work of the Foreign Ministry, embassies, consulates-general and other missions abroad acquires special significance. It guarantees that despite any pressure, the Russian Federation will continue on its independent foreign policy course that meets the vital interests of our people and is in line with efforts to ensure global security and stability.
The tasks before you are truly important. The current agenda includes strengthening the Eurasian Economic Union and developing multifaceted cooperation with our partners on different continents, including within the framework of Russia’s Presidency in SCO and BRICS.
I am certain that you will follow in the best traditions of Russian diplomacy and work with maximum efficiency for the benefit of our Motherland.”