The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“Cooperation between Russia and Indonesia, built on the traditions of friendship and mutual understanding that we have forged over these decades, is showing rapid development and confident growth in all areas.
We are actively expanding our ties in trade, economy, science, technology, and culture. The Russian-Indonesian summits in Moscow in 2006 and Jakarta in 2007 gave a substantial boost to our multifaceted bilateral partnership.”
The message also notes that coordinating efforts on the international stage, including as part of the Asia-Pacific integration process, has become an important aspect of Russian-Indonesian relations and makes it possible to timely respond to today’s threats and challenges.
Mr Medvedev said he is confident that “the rich experience we have built up over these years will continue to provide a solid foundation for cooperation between our countries for the good of our peoples and in the interests of international stability and security”.