Russia’s Putin congratulates Trump on election win

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Themorningbellbd.com desk, November 9: Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated businessman Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election in a telegram on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.

“Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin also said he was sure a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington would serve the interests of both countries, the Kremlin said.

The Kremlin president has officially extended his well wishes to the 70-year-old.

The State Duma in the former Soviet Union also reportedly broke into thunderous applause upon news of Hillary Clinton’s defeat on Wednesday morning.

Mr Putin sent the former The Apprentice icon and property mogul a congratulatory telegram – according to PA.

Mr Putin also said he had confidence in “building a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington that is based on principles of equality, mutual respect and a real accounting of each other’s positions, in the interests of our peoples and the world community”.

Clapping and cheering in the lower house of parliament muffled an announcement by Vyacheslav Nikonov, chairman of the country’s parliamentary committee on education and foreign affairs committee member, that Trump had triumphed – according to state news agency RIA-Novosti and Russian website Interfax.com.

Source: CNBC and independent.co.uk

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