Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has congratulated German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on the victory of her political party in the elections for the Bundestag.

"This success has become convincing evidence of strong support from German society for your activity as head of the German government and the reform policy aimed at ensuring sustainable economic development for the benefit of the German people and United Europe," reads a greeting posted on the web site of the Ukrainian President on Monday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Yanukovych expressed confidence that traditional relations of friendship and mutual respect between Ukraine and Germany would continue to develop fruitfully both bilaterally and as part of multilateral cooperation.

"I hope that we will sign the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU at a summit of the Eastern Partnership initiative in November this year and together start a new stage in Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Community," he said.

Yanukovych wished Merkel good health, inexhaustible energy and further success in her responsible state activities.

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