MOSCOW, October 3 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hopes to deepen the Russian-German dialogue during his visit to Germany scheduled for early November, the Russian head of state wrote in a congratulatory message to German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel on the occasion of Day of German Unity.
“I think the task to deepen our constructive and confidential dialogue is a priority, and in this regard I hope for substantive and fruitful discussions during the forthcoming visit to Germany,” Medvedev wrote in the message the text of which was made public by the Kremlin press service. “I am confident that by pooling efforts we will be able to further improve Russian-German strategic partnership,” he added.
Medvedev noted in the letter that “Russian-German strategic partnership is confidently and dynamically developing in all spheres.” “Large-scale joint projects in such key sectors as energy, motor vehicle industry, transport machine building are successfully implemented,” he stated. “The sides have also established effective cooperation in the international arena, including within the United Nations, the Group of Eight and Group of Twenty,” the RF president emphasised.
The Russian head of state recalled that a regular round of interstate summit-level consultations that took place in Hanover in July opened up new prospects for building mutually beneficial relationships on the entire spectrum of cooperation. In particular, in his opinion, events within the framework of the Russian-German Year of Education, Science and Innovation have proved rather efficient. The implementation of initiatives planned during the Year of Russia in Germany and the Year of Germany in Russia in 2012-2013 will also be of major importance, the RF president believes.