Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday sent congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama in connection with his 48th birthday.

The message said, in particular: “I recall with warmth our conversations during your visit to Russia on July 6-7. Your bid for a sincere dialogue, concrete results, your readiness to make fundamental decisions have played an important role in our managing to hold our first full-scale summit with real success”.

“I believe the results of the Moscow meeting will make it possible to speak about prospects for establishing constructive cooperation between Russia and the USA on the basis of principles of mutual respect and regard for each other’s interests,” the message of congratulations stressed.

“Of course, we will have to work a lot on fixing and developing the reached agreements to see progress in bilateral relations externalise itself in real deeds. I am sure that this is what the citizens of our countries expect from us. I expect that we shall continue joint work in that pragmatic spirit,” Medvedev emphasized.