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Dialogue between Russia, UK would benefit both, says Putin

The Russian president wished Boris Johnson good health and success as prime minister
Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. Efforts to promote dialogue between Moscow and London would benefit both nations and the entire European continent, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message to Boris Johnson, congratulating him on his re-election as British Prime Minister. The message was published on the Kremlin’s website on Friday.

"Allow me to congratulate you on your re-election as prime minister. I am confident that efforts to promote constructive dialogue and interaction in various areas would be fully in line with the interests of our countries and the entire European continent," the message reads.

The Russian president wished Johnson good health and success as prime minister.

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a landslide victory in the British general election on December 12. With 649 out of 650 seats declared, the Tories secured 364 seats in the House of Commons - more than at any time in the past 30 years. The opposition Labour Party suffered its worst fiasco since 1935, winning 203 seats.

On Friday, Johnson visited Buckingham Palace to meet with the Queen, who formally asked him to form a new government.