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Donald J. Trump: Statement from President-Elect Donald J. Trump on Receiving Christmas Greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin
(Palm Beach, FL) - President-elect Donald J. Trump released the following statement in response to the attached letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct. I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path."
Note: The letter referred to in this statement is available in original form by clicking on the link in the text. Below is the text:
Moscow, Kremlin December 15, 2016
Dear Mr. Trump,
Please accept my warmest Christmas and New Year greetings.
Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in recent years, show that the relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world.
I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner - to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.
Please accept my sincere wishes to you and your family of sound health, happiness, wellbeing, success and all the best.
HIS EXCELLENCY DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Citation: Donald J. Trump: "Statement from President-Elect Donald J. Trump on Receiving Christmas Greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin," December 23, 2016. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=119921.