The message reads, in part:
“All these years, this vital constitutional body has focused on key issues of protecting Russia from internal and external threats, ensuring our country’s sovereignty and enhancing its international prestige. The Security Council has made a substantial contribution to the improvement of state governance and the development of effective socioeconomic and regional policies. Thanks to its powerful analytical and expert potential, the Council has played a major role in creating a system of strategic planning responsible for mapping out long-term national goals and priorities.
Your proficient, responsible and multifaceted efforts are especially needed now. The global situation remains complicated and difficult to predict, considering existing and new challenges and threats. Under these circumstances, we must be more energetic in searching for and introducing new approaches, which would be geared to new realities and would be able to strengthen the security and stability of our state and its steady and progressive development.
I am confident that the members and officials of the Security Council will continue demonstrating their best professional qualities and will work effectively and diligently.”