Putin confident in Lukashenko's work to promote development of Russian-Belarusian strategic partnership

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Alexander Lukashenko congratulating him on his re-election to the post of president of Belarus.

Alexander Lukashenko. Source: Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Alexander Lukashenko congratulating him on his re-election to the post of president of Belarus.

"Vladimir Putin reiterated that Alexander Lukashenko's convincing victory in the elections indicates a high [level of] political authority and confidence of the population, and also active support of the policies aimed at further socio-economic development of the country," the Kremlin press service reported on Oct. 12.

The Russian president expressed confidence that Lukashenko's state activities will promote the development of Russian-Belarusian strategic partnership, the strengthening of the Union State, cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS and other international structures.

"The Russian president also confirmed the intention to continue constructive joint work for the good of the brotherly peoples of our countries," the report says.

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