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Congratulations to Ursula von der Leyen on her election as European Commission President

July 17, 2019

Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Ursula von der Leyen on her election as President of the European Commission.

The President of Russia expressed confidence that Ursula von der Leyen’s extensive political experience and global stature will enable the European Commission to work constructively and help restore equal and mutually beneficial partnership between the EU and Russia.

Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s readiness to engage in constructive dialogue with the European Union on topical matters on the political, economic and humanitarian agendas.

July 17, 2019