Russian President Vladimir Putin’s re-election will contribute to the stability of the Eurasian continent and prosperous development of Russia, Ngo Xuan Lich, the defense minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, said on Thursday.
“The result of the recent election has shown the confidence and inspiration of the Russian people for the prosperous development of Russia.
“We expect that such development of Russia will contribute to peace, stability of the entire Eurasian continent,’’ Ngo said at the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).
The Russian presidential election took place on March 18 and resulted in incumbent President Vladimir Putin winning with 76.69 per cent of the vote.
The seventh MCIS is being held in the Russian capital from Wednesday to Thursday.
The conference is an annual event, which brings together defense ministers, representatives of international and non-governmental organisations and military experts.
This year, it is focused on the defeat of terrorists in Syria.