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The World congratulates Medvedev on victory

March 4 2008
01:03

Most of the key figures in world politics personally phoned Dmitry Medvedev to congratulate on his election as Russian president. Congratulations were invariably accompanied by an invitation to deliver a state visit. Where did he go first of all, Medvedev has not yet decided, but the region has already announced. The strange situation with the Prime Minister of Great Britain: congratulations were heard, although widely been announced. First congratulate the countries became Serbia.

First head of state, who congratulated Dmitry Medvedev on his victory in the presidential election, became acting president of Russia Vladimir Putin. This was done during the night - as part of the concert on Vasilevsky descent.

But the number of foreign heads of state became the first to congratulate the Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica. Of course, he remembered Medvedev and the Russian position on Kosovo (First Deputy Prime Minister made a visit to Belgrade at the height of the conflict), and mutually beneficial gas contracts signed by the parties in Moscow.

Serbian President Boris Tadic (according to the country's constitution, he has far fewer powers than the Prime Minister) announced his Respect in the evening. In a telegram sent by his office says: "I am confident that with your election as president the cooperation between our two countries will continue to grow and mature in all areas for the benefit of citizens and our country. In the face of Serbia, you will always have a reliable friend and partner. "

But the president of the United States official greetings were heard. But the White House reiterated Bush's commitment to working with Medvedev. Bush himself, according to its tradition, Medvedev plans to call "this week".

His willingness to work with Medvedev confirmed and Barack Obama with Hillary Clinton (one of them can move into the White House early next year, if not lose the campaign of John McCain).

Their claims to the Russian elections also have German Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, she hastened to congratulate Medvedev, wished "good luck and success in his difficult task," stated its commitment to cooperate with the future president of Russia and expressed hope for a quick meeting with him and Vladimir Putin.

Even more difficult situation with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Guardian reports that the prime minister intends to put an end to disagreements between Moscow and London, and personally telephoned Medvedev with the proposal to start all over again.

But French President Nicolas Sarkozy congratulated Medvedev promptly and personally - by phone. This was reported in the apparatus of first deputy prime minister, noting that the conversation was initiated by Paris. The French leader warmly congratulated Medvedev on his convincing victory in the elections and reaffirmed the disposition to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. " In the end, Sarkozy extended an invitation from Medvedev to visit France for a visit, which was gratefully accepted.

Took the phone and Finnish President Tarja Halonen, who, like Sarkozy, Medvedev invited to his fiefdom and was good.

Another was personally telephoned President Hu Jintao. After the customary congratulations followed by no less than the traditional invitation to make a state visit.

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa said in a telephone conversation that serves not only as chairman of the Government of Slovenia, but also as chairman of the European Union.

On behalf of the European Union congratulated Medvedev and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. In the letter they sent to Mr Barroso said he hoped "to continue the strategic partnership with Russia based not only on common interests, but also on common values."

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has also sent congratulations to Medvedev exhaustive.

Of course, congratulated Medvedev and presidents of the CIS countries. In particular, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that "the people of Russia have opted for a continuation of the wise policies for the effective implementation of the capacity of the country, and assured Medvedev that Kazakhstan has been and remains Russia's reliable friend and strategic partner.

Personal congratulations and sent the leaders of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Ukraine. Viktor Yushchenko conveyed "heartfelt congratulations on a convincing victory in the presidential elections of Russia" and expressed confidence that with the advent of Medvedev of the Russian-Ukrainian relations will continue to strengthen. However, in terms of Yushchenko ahead of ex-Prime Minister and Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych, saying roughly the same. Telegrams continue to do so far.

In turn, Medvedev announced that his first foreign visit will make one of the CIS countries. Answering journalists' questions in his election headquarters, Medvedev said: "We have repeatedly emphasized that Russia's main foreign policy priority is the relationship with our closest neighbors.

Most likely, the inauguration of Dmitry Medvedev on May 7. At least, it was stated at a press conference on Monday, CEC Chairman Vladimir Churov, writes the Sight.

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