President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President,
A year has passed since our last meeting, since your visit. We worked in many areas: politics, diplomacy and economics.
Over the last several years, our trade turnover has increased twofold, and a declaration has been prepared on our strategic partnership. We are very happy that the quality of our relations is changing, and it is a pleasure to exchange these documents.
I want to thank you and all our partners for this work. I am confident that this will create new, additional opportunities for our joint work.