Victor Yushchenko telephoned Angela Merkel. He congratulated her on being elected Federal Chancellor of Germany, wishing the colleague to successfully work for the welfare of the German nation and the whole European Union, the President’s press office told.

The President assured Ms. Merkel that European integration was our country’s strategic goal. He added that Ukraine hoped the newly elected German government would start a new dialogue between the two states. Yushchenko said he believed it would be frank and mutually supportive to help Ukraine fulfill our strategic priority to join the EU and NATO.

The President stressed that the new Ukrainian government expected to hold Ukrainian-German consultations soon.

Yushchenko and Merkel also discussed results of the Ninth Summit “Ukraine – European Union,” which had been conducted on December 1.


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