The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“Our friendly ties have continued to develop over these last years. Mutually beneficial cooperation is helping us to resolve our social and economic development problems, raise our people’s living standards, and strengthen regional security and stability.
I have warm recollections of my recent visit to Dushanbe. The open exchange of views we had on bilateral relations and on the international agenda enabled us to outline ways for continuing to build up the strategic partnership between our countries. It also laid a good base for preparations for your upcoming visit to Russia, which, I am sure, will bring new opportunities for developing our cooperation.”