The message reads in part:
”The name of this outstanding statesman is inseparably linked with an important period in China's modern history, marked by great achievements in economic and social development and the consolidation of international positions.
As a sincere friend of our country, Jiang Zemin made an invaluable contribution to developing Russian-Chinese relations and bringing them to the level of trust-based partnership and strategic interaction. The Treaty of Good-Neighbourhood, Friendship and Co-operation, which we signed with Jiang Zemin in 2001, laid the foundations for the qualitative development of the entire complex of bilateral ties.
The fond memories of such an authoritative politician and remarkable person will forever remain in my heart. Please convey my sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family and friends, and to all the friendly people of China.”