On Monday, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his “convincing victory” in the recent elections, as reported by the press service of the president of Uzbekistan.

“The message of the head of our state notes that the high voter turnout and voting results once again clearly demonstrated the unwavering trust and strong support of the population for the political course and program of socio-economic reforms of Vladimir Putin”, the message stated.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev extended his wishes to Vladimir Putin for “strong health, well-being and great success in his state activities”, while also wishing “peace and prosperity to the people of Russia”, the press service added.

The Russian presidential election took place from March 15 to 17, resulting in Putin’s reelection for a fifth term since 2000.

As of Monday morning, with 99.67% of ballots processed, Vladimir Putin secured 87.32% of the vote, Nikolai Kharitonov of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) — 4.3%, Vladislav Davankov of the New People — 3.82% and Leonid Slutsky of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) — 3.2%, according to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.