Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Russia hails presidential election success in Yemen

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 (Saba) - Russia praised on Wednesday the success of the early presidential election held on Tuesday.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told a news conference held in Moscow that "Russia welcomes the efforts of the Yemeni authorities that ensured presidential elections to be held as scheduled."
He said that the large participation in the election indicated the majority population's keenness on succeeding the political process in order to normalize the country's social and economic situations, maintain its territorial integrity.
"We hope that all Yemeni parties will spare no effort to resolve the priority issues and cooperate constructively with the new president-elect," Lukashevich said.
He stressed his country's keenness on continuing to present assistance to Yemen to settle all interior issues.

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