Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said she is ready to work with Trump based on common democratic values. Earlier on Wednesday, senior members of Merkel's conservative party told Reuters that they have no idea what Trump would do as U.S. president in a scenario of volatile geopolitics. Also, in Germany, the victory of Donald Trump could affect the upcoming election for the chancellery.
There's been an increasing support for the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in recent state polls. Jörg Meuthen, AfD's chief, said the U.S. result was a "very good signal for the world".
In Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, a strong Hillary Clinton supporter, said that "there is a need to reflect on how the country can build strong institutions that go beyond specific political alliances or elections."
Prime Minister Theresa May of the U.K. has also sent her congratulations to Donald Trump on his victory. "We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defense," May said in a statement.
Trump's victory has been welcomed and congratulated also by the Greek far-right party, Golden Dawn. A spokesperson told Reuters that it was not just a win for Trump, but a victory against "illegal immigration" and in favor of ethnically "clean" nations.
In Russia, President Vladimir Putin said that he is hopeful that both countries will cooperate on international issues, Reuters reported. Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary, said on Facebook "What a great news. Democracy is still alive."
The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, also congratulated Trump in a statement, saying "U.S. leadership is as important as ever," at a time when there is a "challenging new security environment."
Elsewhere, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk has invited Trump for an EU-U.S. summit at the latter's "earliest convenience."