Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the French president-elect, saying, "I look forward to working with President-elect Macron to confront the common challenges and seize the common opportunities facing our two democracies".
It remains to be seen whether Macron's newly renamed "Republique en Marche" (the Republic on the Move) movement will accept Valls as a candidate. Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics.
Macron won the presidency with 66 percent of votes cast for a candidate. But a high number of blank or spoiled votes and unusually low turnout are signs of an electorate dissatisfied with its choices.
Leaders of the 28-nation European Union, from which Le Pen said she wanted to remove France, were explicitly effusive in their congratulations.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "the victory of President-elect Macron is a symbolic victory against inward- looking and protectionist moves and shows a vote of confidence in the European Union?".
Foreign affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said it is too early to state expectations with regard to the relationship between Paris and Manila under the new French leadership.
"We view this election as a recognition of the lasting attractiveness of values and principles that have been buttressing existing European cooperation and at the same time also as a display of the will to continue in building the common [European] project", wrote the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry in an official statement, stressing that Slovakia considers France to be one of its most important foreign partners and allies within the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
"The Socialist Party is dead; it's in the past", Valls said on Tuesday.
Yesterday, a French national holiday, the president-elect joined President Francois Hollande in commemoration of the end of World War II.
"After Brexit and Trump's victory, the Western world and Europe have been spared another political quake", said German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.