The message reads, in part:
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your great personal contribution as President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba to the strengthening of Russian-Cuban relations in the spirit of strategic partnership.
I am convinced that, continuing your activities as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, you will further pay special attention to building up the whole range of cooperation with Russia and implementing major joint projects in various fields.
I highly value our friendly relations. I remember with warmth the meetings with you. I will be glad to continue our frank and friendly communication and joint work to strengthen Russian-Cuban cooperation.”