And China congratulated Putin on his re-election as President of Russia

"We are confident that under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Putin, relations between China and Russia will continue to progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jianjian told reporters.

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Xi Jinping, Photo: Reuters
Xi Jinping, Photo: Reuters
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Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to Vladimir Putin congratulating him on his re-election as President of Russia, Chinese state media reported today, Reuters reports.

The Beta Agency reported that China congratulated Putin today on his victory in the presidential elections in Russia, expressing his belief that the relations between the two countries will "continue to progress" in the coming years.

"China sends its congratulations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jianjian told reporters.

"We are confident that under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Putin, China-Russia relations will continue to progress," he added.

He reminded that China and Russia are "partners in global strategic cooperation", and pointed out that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Putin, who has been in power for almost a quarter of a century, was elected in yesterday's presidential elections for a new six-year term, according to the almost complete results of the elections in which there was no opposition.

Based on 99 percent of the votes counted, Putin won 87,29 percent, the Ria Novosti agency reported data from the Central Election Commission today.

With his victory, Putin presented the image of a "consolidated" Russia that will not allow itself to be intimidated by its opponents, two years after the start of the attack on Ukraine and the adoption of unprecedented sanctions by the West, France Press writes.

"The heads of state of China and Russia will continue close exchanges, will lead the two countries to maintain long-term friendship and good neighborliness and deepen global strategic coordination and promote the continued development of relations between China and Russia," said the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

China and Russia share a common desire to counter what they see as American hegemony. In this sense, the two neighboring countries have come closer in the last two years in terms of political and economic plans, writes France Press.

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, also congratulated Putin today.

In the elections for the president of Russia, voting was also held in Montenegro.

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