The President’s message reads, in part:
“Please accept my warmest wishes on your birthday.
You enjoy deep respect in Russia as an outstanding statesman who devoted his entire life to serving the people of Cuba. It is hard to overestimate your personal contribution to the development of friendship and cooperation between our countries. I am confident that these relations will continue to develop fruitfully in the future, contributing to regional stability and security.
I wish you good health, longevity, vitality and prosperity.”