The message reads, in part:
“I convey my sincere and warm-hearted greetings on your birthday.
Your name is directly connected with the brotherly Uzbekistan’s major successes in the development of the economy and social sphere as well as its growing authority on the international stage.
“I would like to emphasise your significant personal contribution to strengthening the relations of friendship and strategic partnership that unite Russia and Uzbekistan. Thanks to your constant attention, a new quality of trade, economic and investment cooperation has been ensured and important joint projects are being implemented in energy, industry, transport infrastructure, education, science, culture and other fields.
“I believe that further promotion of the entire complex of bilateral cooperation as well as an intensification of the integrational processes, taking into account your request to provide Uzbekistan with the status of observer state in the Eurasian Economic Union, fully comply with the long-term interests of Russia and Uzbekistan.
“Mr Mirziyoyev, I wish you the best of health, prosperity and new successes in your responsible state mission.”