President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: Dear Mr Kissinger!
I am glad to have this opportunity to become acquainted with you and to talk about topical issues and the development of the Russian-American dialogue, all the more so because you have done so much to facilitate it.
I am thinking in particular of the work that you were involved in with our American and Russian colleagues in a special forum, the Russian-American working group ”Russia – USA: Looking to the Future“ [on the American side the group was headed by Henry Kissinger, on the Russian by Yevgeny Primakov].
We can discuss the most important issues currently facing us.
Henry Kissinger: Mr President!
For me it is a great privilege to become acquainted with you.
I have had an opportunity to observe the development of relations between Russia and America, and I have watched with great interest the events that preceded your assuming the presidency, and those policy statements that you have already made.
I wish you every success. It is important both for Russia and for the whole world.