BRICS leaders congratulate Putin on his re-election as president



BRICS leaders congratulate Putin on his re-election as president

They expressed their commitment to further strengthening partnership relations with Russia

BRICS heads of state have sent congratulations to Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was one of the first to recognise the success of the Russian politician. In his message, he congratulated him on his convincing victory in the elections and expressed satisfaction with the trend in the development of relations between the two countries.

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent Vladimir Putin a congratulatory telegram. “Your re-election fully shows that you are supported by the Russian people,” it stated.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed “warm congratulations to Vladimir Putin on his re-election as President of Russia”. He said he looked forward to working together to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also expressed his best wishes to the Russian leader on his re-election. He recalled South Africa’s commitment to co-operation with Russia in multilateral platforms, including the UN, G20, BRICS and others.

Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a letter to Vladimir Putin congratulating him on his victory in this year’s presidential election.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt, praised the historical ties between his country and Russia. President of the United Arab Emirates Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan wished the Russian President further success at the highest state post. The Emirati leader thanked his colleague for the attention paid to strengthening relations between the countries.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud also congratulated the president-elect and expressed “best wishes for success, prosperity, further progress.” Later, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. The parties reaffirmed their readiness to further actively develop ties between the states and mutually beneficial cooperation.

In addition to the BRICS leaders, the heads of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Myanmar, Vietnam, Algeria, Mali and other countries sent congratulations to Vladimir Putin.

Presidential elections in Russia were held from 15 to 17 March. The turnout across the country was 77,44 per cent. Vladimir Putin, according to official data,
received 87,28 per cent of the votes.





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