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MOSCOW, January 30 (Itar-Tass) – Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of congratulations to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn who has been elected as the African Union chairman, the Kremlin press service reports.
The Russian president confirmed that Russia is interested “in boosting partnership cooperation with the African Union that plays an important constructive role in regional and international affairs, in particular in issues of conflict settlement and in securing a stable social-economic development”.
Besides, Putin expressed confidence that “it will be possible to boost through joint efforts the whole range of Russian-African ties both in a multilateral format and on a bilateral level”.
The chairman of the African Union is elected yearly. The Ethiopian prime minister took over the one-year post from Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi. The organization brings together all 54 states of the continent.