MOSCOW, 18 November (BelTA) – Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov congratulated Belarus on the successful conduct of the parliamentary elections as he talked to the media following a joint meeting of the collegiums of the ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Russia in Moscow on 18 November, BelTA has learned.
“An important event took place in Belarus yesterday – the parliamentary elections. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate our Belarusian friends on their successful conduct ,” Sergei Lavrov said.
The Russian minister recalled that Russian observers monitored the parliamentary elections in Belarus, both on a bilateral basis and as part of international missions. “All of them highlighted the traditionally high level of THE organization of the elections,” Sergei Lavrov.
For his part, the Belarusian minister thanked the Russian side for its participation in the observation of the elections. "We are grateful for such a large-scale participation and for the objective assessment of the election results by Russian observers,” Vladimir Makei noted.