Russian President, Vladimir Putin is the latest world leader to congratulate United States President-elect, Joe Biden on his victory.
The congratulatory message from President Vladimir Putin came on Tuesday, a day after Joe Biden was confirmed as the next President of the United States by the Electoral College.
The statement from Russia which is coming few weeks after the U.S Presidential election, is clearly them taking their time to see the results of the Electoral College before confirming Joe Biden as President-elect.
The Russian president had stated that he would hold off on congratulating Biden until the winner was officially confirmed.
“We are just waiting for the end of the internal political confrontation,” Putin said last month, referring to numerous Republican challenges to the vote count.
In his message, Putin wished Biden “every success,” according to a Kremlin statement Tuesday, and expressed confidence that “Russia and the U.S., which bear special responsibility for global security and stability can, despite the differences, really contribute to solving many problems and challenges that the world is currently facing.”
The Russian president noted that “the Russian-American cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual respect would meet the interests of the people in both countries and the entire international community.”
“For my part, I am ready for interaction and contact with you,” Putin was quoted by the Kremlin as saying.