TSKHINVAL, May 7. /TASS/. South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov expressed confidence on Monday that "potentials of comprehensive cooperation will get a new active impetus with an active role of Vladimir Putin".
"South Ossetia highly values your attention to the issues of bilateral relations between our countries, based on traditionally common values, civilized unity and traditions of allied relations," the South Ossetian leader said in a telegram to Vladimir Putin who was inaugurated as Russian President on Monday.
He said the results of the March 2018 presidential election "brought into a sharp focus social recognition of Putin’s achievements in the strengthening of the whole system of the state power in the Russian Federation, creation of conditions for a stable growth of its economy, consolidation of the society, strengthening of global influence".
Bibilov wished the Russian president good health, new impressive achievements and accomplishment of all lans aimed at prosperity of the Russian state.
On Monday, May 7, 2018, Vladimir Putin officially assumed office as Russia’s president for his fourth term, which will expire on May 7, 2024. He first took office in 2000, having served two terms until 2008 when Dmitry Medvedev was elected the nation’s head of state. In 2012, Putin again got the opportunity to run for the presidency and, after winning the presidential race, he became the first head of state whose term of office lasts for six years.