The message to President Patil reads, in part:
“In Russia we highly value our traditionally close and friendly relations with India; our peoples are bound by feelings of sincere affection, mutual respect and trust.
Our strategic partnership is one of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. The level and degree of confidence in our bilateral relations is reflected in our impressive cooperation in all areas. The tangible results of your state visit to Russia in September 2009 and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s official visit to Moscow in December 2009 confirmed this once again. I am convinced that the implementation of agreements to expand the entire range of Russian-Indian cooperation is in the long-term interests of our countries and will help strengthen international stability and security.”
The message to Prime Minister Singh reads, in part:
“It is symbolic that the Indian people celebrate their country’s anniversary along with the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership Declaration between Russia and the Republic of India. This document became the solid foundation for the development of multifaceted bilateral ties and has allowed us to work together to bring them to a new level.
The outcome of your visit to Moscow in December 2009 remains a vivid confirmation of our decidedly bilateral intentions for the progressive development of Russian-Indian relations. I am confident that consistent implementation of the agreements reached will give further impetus to our multifaceted cooperation and contribute to the successful implementation of large-scale joint projects, as well as support effective coordination on key issues on the international agenda.”