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Congratulations to Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn

January 30, 2013

Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of congratulations to Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn following his election as Chairman of the African Union.

Mr Putin reiterated Russia’s interest in developing its partnership with the African Union, which plays an important constructive part in regional and international affairs, especially in conflict resolution and helping to maintain stable social and economic development.

The President also expressed the hope for joint efforts to successfully activate the whole range of Russian-African ties, both multilateral and bilateral.

January 30, 2013