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Congratulations to Emperor Akihito of Japan

December 23, 2018

Vladimir Putin congratulated Emperor Akihito of Japan on his birthday.

The message of the Russian President reads, in part:

“Please, accept my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of your birthday.

I would like to express confidence that Russia-Japan relations will continue to develop, both for the good of our peoples and in the interests of security and stability in the Asia Pacific region.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. I wish you and the members of the Royal family good health and wellbeing, and all the people of Japan – happiness and prosperity.”

December 23, 2018