The message reads, in part:
“Established by the Manifesto of September 8, 1802, in the course of major reforms of the supreme authorities, the department was called upon to manage state finances, revenues and expenditure. These serious and pressing tasks required exceptional competence from your predecessors as well as a responsible attitude to the task they were charged with and a profound understanding of the importance of their work.
I would like to note that even today those principles remain the key professional and moral guidelines for the Finance Ministry's staff. You cherish the best historical traditions and accumulated experience, ensuring the strengthening of the country’s financial sovereignty and national security, promoting the development and diversification of the economy, improving the quality of the social sphere, making a significant contribution to the improvement of intergovernmental fiscal relations and tightening budget discipline, mastering and promoting modern practices in financial management.”