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Putin congratulated Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro

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Putin congratulated Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro

Bogota, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Colombia's head of state-elect Gustavo Petro on his election victory last Sunday, the Moscow embassy in Bogota confirmed today.

“Accept my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of your election to the office of the President of the Republic of Colombia,” the ruler of the Eurasian nation expressed in his message.

Putin stressed that Russian-Colombian relations traditionally have a friendly character.

“I hope, that your work as the head of state will contribute to the further development of mutually advantageous bilateral cooperation ties in different fields,” he said.

The Russian president wished him success, as well as good health and well-being, notes the letter published by the embassy on its Twitter account.

Last Sunday, Petro and Francia, the presidential formula of the Historical Pact, won the second electoral round, a triumph that brings for the first time in more than 200 years the presidency of the country to alternative and leftist forces.

According to data from the National Registrar’s Office, the Historical Pact binomial obtained 11,281,013 votes in this Sunday’s runoff, for a 50.44 percent.

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