Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he hopes for close cooperation with European Union Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen.

"My congratulations to von der Leyen on the appointment as the new President of EU Commission! We look forward to working closely with you and your team on ambitious goals of Ukraine-EU relations to make Europe stronger, more secure and prosperous!" the Ukrainian president wrote on Twitter on November 27, 2019.

As reported earlier, on November 27, during the plenary session in Strasbourg, a large majority of members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the von der Leyen Commission.