Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, presents Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with the book "Berlusconi's Effect," published in Russia, during their informal meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, April 2, 2002.AP
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over the phone has wished former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi a happy 80th birthday, the Kremlin press service informed.
"The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has made a telephone call to the former Prime Minister of the Italian Republic Silvio Berlusconi, the chairman of the Forza Italia (or Forward Italy) party to congratulate him on his 80th birthday, Putin wished him good health and success in his endeavors," the press service said in a statement.
Earlier on Sept. 29 the Russian leader forwarded a congratulatory message to Berlusconi on the occasion of his birthday.
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