Medvedev says relations with Poland priority in Russia's foreign policy
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday congratulated Bronislaw Komorowski with winning the Polish presidential election and vowed to develop relations with Poland, RIA Novosti reported.
With 100% of the ballots counted, Komorowski, a moderate member of the governing Civic Platform party, garnered 53.01% of the vote cast on Sunday and his presidential runoff contender, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the conservative Law and Justice party, received 46.99%.
"The development of mutually beneficial and constructive Russian-Polish relations in political, economic, humanitarian and other spheres is one of the priorities of Russian foreign policy," Medvedev said in a telegram to Komorowski.
"I am ready to continue joint work with you and [continue] regular dialogue to expand all-embracing cooperation between Russia and Poland, to strengthen stability and security in Europe. I wish you, Mr. President, health and success on the supreme state post, and prosperity and well-being to the Polish people," he added.
Poland held the first round of early elections on June 20 and Komorowski narrowly took first place with 41.54%. The polls were forced by President Lech Kaczynski's death in an air crash in western Russia in April.