The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“The multidimensional cooperation between our nations has been developing rapidly in every respect being a vivid manifestation of the spirit of the Russian-German strategic partnership. The eleventh round of our intergovernmental consultations at the highest level in Munich last July, as well as the fruitful bilateral talks over subsequent months acknowledged we had set the right targets of deepening our cooperation in various areas and building mutually beneficial ties.
I am certain that the German Government to be formed following the recent election will adhere to the traditions of Russian-German cooperation based on the principles of equality, respect, and mutual recognition of the interests of our peoples. I count on the continuation of our active and intensive political dialogue, as well as close, trust-based cooperation in global politics and European affairs.
I wish you health and success, and I wish all the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany happiness and prosperity.”