Putin congratulates Lukashenko on victory in Belarusian presidential election

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10 August 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Alexander Lukashenko congratulating him on his reelection as the Belarusian president, the Kremlin press service said on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

In the telegram, Putin stressed that "Lukashenko’s decisive victory in the election indicates his high political authority and trust from the population, as well as active support of the course the country is taking toward further social-economic development."

The Russian president expressed hope that Lukashenko’s actions as the head of state will contribute to development of Russian-Belarusian strategic partnership, strengthening the Union State, boosting cooperation in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other international structures.

Putin also confirmed his intentions to continues constructive joint work for the benefit of "the fraternal peoples of the two countries."