Russia in contact with Arab, Muslim organizations on upcoming presidential vote — MFA

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov

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# 27 February 2024 13:52 (UTC +04:00)

Moscow is maintaining close contact with officials from the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in terms of Russia’s upcoming presidential election, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who serves as Russian special presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa, told TASS, APA reports.

"We have good relations with the OIC and the Arab League. Our representatives work in Cairo and Jeddah. We are always in contact on all issues, including election cycles in our countries, and we coordinate our approaches," he noted.

The senior diplomat pointed out in this regard that he "himself attended Palestine’s elections as an observer in the past."

The Federation Council (upper house of parliament) formally designated March 17, 2024, as the date of Russia’s presidential election. The vote will take place on March 15-17, 2024, making it the first ever three-day presidential election in Russian history.