July 25, 2012
Esteemed Mr Mukherjee,
Kindly accept sincere congratulations on your election as the President of the Republic of India.
The friendly Indian state is now headed by a prominent political leader who significantly and personally contributed to the development of mutually beneficial and fruitful Russian-Indian ties, particularly as the Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
Our countries are linked by the centuries-long friendship and mutual affection among our people. These relations represent an important factor in forming a just multipolar world order. I am convinced that they will consistently develop further.
From the bottom of my heart I wish you, Mr Mukherjee, sound health, prosperity and all success at the highest state post, for the benefit of India and stronger Russian-Indian cooperation.
President of the Russian Federation
Mr Pranab Mukherjee,
President of the Republic of India,