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Congratulations to the Prime Minister and Governor General of Canada on the national holiday

July 1, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev sent a message of congratulations to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Governor General David Johnston on the country’s national holiday, Canada Day.

The message to Stephen Harper reads, in part:

“We are happy to see that Russian-Canadian cooperation is expanding steadily and embracing new and promising initiatives. It is my conviction that our common desire to strengthen good-neighbourly and mutually beneficial relations and constructive cooperation in bilateral affairs and on the international stage, including through the UN, the G8 and the G20, is an important condition for developing this positive process.

We are ready to continue developing the dialogue between our countries for the good of our peoples and in the interests of international stability and security.”

The message to David Johnston said that, “constructive cooperation between our countries plays an important part in ensuring global peace and security and sustainable development”. The message expresses Russia’s commitment to “continuing to build up our bilateral political, trade, economic, cultural, and humanitarian ties and broaden our cooperation on resolving current international issues”, and states confidence that, “through our common efforts, we will put our mutually advantageous partnership’s considerable potential to effective use for the good of the Russian and Canadian peoples.”

July 1, 2011