MOSCOW, September 18 (Itar-Tass) - President Putin has congratulated Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot who was sworn into office.
"The relations between our countries have traditionally developed in a positive key. I am confident that by joint efforts we will ensure further development of mutually advantageous cooperation in the framework of the UN, G-20 and different forums of the Asian-Pacific region, which fully meets the interests of the friendly people of our countries and is in line with strengthening international security and stability," Putin said in the message.
The Russian President wished Tony Abbott good health and success in his important post.
Tony Abbott became Australia's new Prime Minister after his Liberal-National coalition won a sweeping victory in the parliamentary election held on September 7.
Tony Abbot was sworn into office as prime minister at the residence of the Australian Governor-General in Canberra on Wednesday.