Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message to U.S. President George Bush on the occasion of the latter's 58th birthday, the Russian president's press service said on Tuesday.
The message reads in part:
"I highly appreciate that not only good working but also humane and warm relations have established between us. This helps efficiently solve any problems on the basis of principles of mutual trust, openness and predictability. During our recent meeting on Sea Island we approved specific steps aimed at further expansion of Russo-American partner-like interaction in various spheres. I am sure that through joint efforts we will manage to successfully realize the goals set."