The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“We intend to further intensify our bilateral cooperation with the new federal government. I am sure that the effectively developing strategic partnership between Russia and Germany is in both peoples’ interests and contributes to bolstering international stability and security.
I greatly value the personal relations and the trusting and regular constructive dialogue that we have established. I hope to continue our close cooperation on all of the different issues on our bilateral agenda and in European and global affairs.”