BELGRADE – The year that is about to end confirmed the strategic character of the Russian-Serbian partnership, Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote in a letter handed to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Tuesday by Russian Ambassador to Belgrade Alexander Chepurin.

“The political dialogue was developing and agreements were reached that opened up good possibilities for implementing bilateral projects of mutual interest,” read the letter, as quoted in a statement from Nikolic’s presidential press office.

“I wish health and success to you, your family and your friends, and peace, well-being and prosperity to the brotherly Serbian nation,” Putin wrote.

Chepurin told Nikolic stability in the development of the bilateral relations was significant for the Russian Federation.

Nikolic expressed great gratitude for Russia’s support for Serbia and Republika Srpska.