The message reads, in part:
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your enormous input into strengthening the friendship and constructive cooperation between our nations.
In the last eight years, Russian-Brazilian relations have reached a level of true strategic partnership and have become even more trusting and intense.
I warmly recall your visits to Russia and the cordial welcome I received in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. I am certain that your personal input largely influenced the fact that regular Russian-Brazilian contacts at the highest level have promoted the consolidation of multifaceted, mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries and broadened reciprocity on the international arena, including within the framework of the UN, BRIC, and G20.
I am confident that Russia and Brazil will continue actively implementing the enormous potential of bilateral cooperation for the benefit of our peoples and in the interest of international peace and stability.”