The President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, has congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Belarus.
His letter of congratulation reads: ‘I wish you success and, to the brotherly Belarusian people, I wish peace and prosperity’.
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The Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao, on behalf of the Government of China, of the Chinese nation and of himself, has congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on winning the presidential elections, writing: ‘China and Belarus are good friends and partners. Our states have a very high level of political trust and strong mutual support in all key matters of common interest. Equal co-operation in trade, economics, science, technology, military, humanitarian and other spheres has been increasingly fruitful. We interact and co-operate closely on settling international and regional problems, with a view to protecting the common interests of our two states’.
Hu Jintao appreciates Alexander Lukashenko’s considerable personal contribution toward the progress of Chinese-Belarusian relations, stressing: ‘China attaches great importance to relations with Belarus and is prepared to work closely, investing a great deal of effort into supporting continuous progress of bilateral co-operation’.
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The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, also sent their congratulations to the Belarusian President.
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President Abdullah Gul of Turkey has congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Belarus, writing: ‘It is my sincere belief that friendly relations between our countries and people will continue to expand further’. Mr. Gul wishes Mr. Lukashenko good health and happiness and hopes for prosperity and well-being for the people of Belarus.
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Alexander Lukashenko has been congratulated on winning the presidential elections by the Leader of the Great Al-Fateh Revolution, Muammar Gaddafi, as well as by the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the President of the Palestinian National Authority — Mahmoud Abbas. Other heads of state also sent their congratulations.
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Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has expressed his conviction that traditionally friendly relations between our countries and mutually beneficial co-operation will continue to expand and strengthen.