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MEXICO, May 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Mexican President Felipe de Jesus Calderon congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on taking the office of Russian president, the Mexican foreign ministry reported on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, the two leaders “exchanged messages,” where they “expressed commitment to further strengthen” Mexican-Russian ties.
The two presidents “stressed the importance they attach to the development of bilateral relations and their strengthening in various areas,” the Mexican foreign ministry noted.
Calderon officially invited the Russian leader to take part in a Group of 20 summit due in the Mexican resort city of Los Cabos on June 18-19.
The Mexican president also congratulated Dmitry Medvedev on his appointed Russian Prime Minister. He said his country was ready “to further broaden bilateral cooperation in the areas of mutual interest for the good of Mexico and Russia,” the foreign ministry noted.