Canada's Harper congratulates president-elect Yanukovych of Ukraine

14:01, February 16, 2010      

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday congratulated president-elect Viktor Yanukovych following his victory in Ukraine's Feb. 7 presidential vote.

"I extend Canada's congratulations to Viktor Yanukovych on his victory," Harper said. "Ukraine is a key partner for Canada in Europe, and has an important role in the development of democracy and security in the region."

In a release by his office in Ottawa, the prime minister said that he looks forward to working closely with president-elect Yanukovych to continue to advance the two countries' common values and shared interests.

Source: Xinhua
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