The message reads, in part:
“Our strategic partnership with Brazil is among the priorities in Russia’s foreign policy. It is founded on genuine affinity, mutual respect and trust between the two peoples. We are drawn together by similar long-term national interests and substantial accumulated experience in productive cooperation.
Our states cooperate closely on a broad range of international issues in order to promote democracy, strengthen stability and security, and engage in equitable international teamplay, including within the framework of the UN, G20, BRIC, and other international forums, as well as within mechanisms for dialogue between Russia and regional Latin American associations, such as Mercosur, the Rio Group, and OAS.
In recent years, important prerequisites have been created for expanding our trade and economic relations. We see increasing and diversifying turnover and implementing joint projects in high-tech areas such as space, energy, telecommunications and military technical cooperation to be a current priority. Putting greater focus on innovation would be particularly significant in fully unleashing our potential in economic cooperation.
It is important to note that our humanitarian contacts have grown significantly. This has become possible due in large part to allowing visa-free travel for short-term trips by our citizens and the re-establishment of direct airline routes.
A promising area of cooperation will be the exchange of experience in organising major international sporting events such as the Olympics and Paralympics in 2014 in Sochi and in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Football World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and in Russia in 2018.
I am looking forward to working with you constructively and productively. I expect that through our joint efforts, we will be able to ensure a high level of momentum in the multidimensional and mutually beneficial Russian-Brazilian relations, for the benefit of both nations.”