The move by the heads of the most powerful EU countries came after Mr Tusk faced a backlash at home in his native Poland over his desire to be re-elected.
But support from the EU leaders may not be enough to propel him to win a second two-and-a-half year term as Council president as it will come down to a crucial vote due to be cast on March 9 by members of the European Union’s 28 countries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the EU leaders who have thrown her support behind Mr Tusk.
Mr Tusk, right, is facing opposition from Jaroslav Kaczynski, left,
She has voiced support for keeping him in the role after May – when his term ends – according to a report by Politico.
Tomas Prouza, the Czech Republic’s EU affair’s minister is also a big supporter of Mr Tusk.
He said he “wants Tusk to be re-elected”.
The minister added: “We need someone like him to defend the EU actively, especially now, with all these doubts on the EU’s transatlantic relation."
The support for Mr Tusk comes as European leaders crave more stability in the wake of the UK’s vote for Brexit.
However, while he is described as being "excellent" at his job by one Slovakian diplomat, Mr Tusk is facing stiff opposition at home in Poland.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the EU leaders who have thrown her support behind Mr Tusk
Jaroslav Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party said he would get little support from his own country for a new term.
Mr Kaczynski and Mr Tusk are political opponents. But it’s not clear whether Poland would vote against him.
Mr Kaczynski told TV station TVP 3 Bialystok: “It is not in Poland’s interest for someone like that to be its leader.”
Tomas Prouza, the Czech Republic’s EU affair’s minister has also offered support
But his objections may not hold much weight because there is no solid reason to remove Mr Tusk from the role.
And he appears to have little competition for the job, say sources.
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