The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“Our discussions during your state visit to Russia in February 2009 provided the impetus necessary to turn Russian-Turkish relations into a multi-faceted partnership. We have consistently and successfully performed the tasks we set ourselves in our joint political declaration.
I am confident that we have established an open and trusting dialogue that will further strengthen bilateral relations in various fields, including the convergence and adoption of common approaches to topical issues on the regional and international agendas.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your own birthday, which by symbolic coincidence falls on the day of the founding of the Turkish Republic.”