Medvedev greets President, PM on Republic Day
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today greeted President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the ocassion of Republic Day assuring them a steady advance in bilateral relations.
New Delhi: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
today greeted President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on the ocassion of Republic Day assuring them a
steady advance in bilateral relations.
"Kindly accept my sincere congratulations on the national
holiday - The Republic Day," Medvedev said in separate letters
to Patil and Singh.
"May I express my conviction that in 2011 through joint
efforts we will keep up the steady advance of multidimensional
Russian-Indian partnership for the benefit of the peoples of
our countries and in the interest of strengthening
international stability and security," he wrote.
Medevedev noted that the people of Russia and India have
been traditionally building their relations on the basis of
friendship, mutual trust and respect.
"Ten years ago our countries signed the declaration of
strategic partnership. Since then we have managed to score
great achievements and above all to reach a qualitatively
new level of privileged strategic partnership," he said.
Observing that the two countries have established close
coordination in foreign policy approaches, Medevedev said
"business ties, aimed at modernisation of national economies
and adoption of high technologies, are in full swing".
Humanitarian contacts and personal interaction between our
citizens were also progressing, he said.
Recalling his his visit to India, he said summit talks in
New Delhi last December highlighted the special character of
the bilateral relations.
"The agreements, resulting from the talks and related to
the implementation of large-scale joint projects in the field
of energy, military and technical cooperation, medicine and
telecommunications, have become a new important milestone in
broadening the entire spectre of our constructive
interaction," he said.