He posted the corresponding congratulatory message on his Facebook page.

“I sincerely congratulate the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, on his birthday, sincerely wish him good health, long fruitful years and new achievements in the name of Russia,” he wrote.

At the same time, Dodon expressed confidence that Putin’s experience, energy and strength will continue to be aimed at achieving “high goals for the development and modernization of the country, improving the welfare of Russian citizens, and strengthening Russia's role in the international arena”.

The head of Moldova also noted that he believes in further strengthening the Moldovan-Russian relations.

Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that Putin will spend his birthday, October 7, outdoors in the company of friends and relatives. Putin will turn 67 years old in 2019.