A few minutes after the election, the first congratulations were received. According to Chinese state media, Chinese President Xi Jinping conveyed his congratulations to the Social Democratic Party politician. Xi said he is ready to work with Shultz to deepen trust between the two countries.
Meanwhile, Russia hopes to have a dialogue with Germany. “We are counting on developing constructive relations between the president and the new chancellor,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.
Federal President Guy Barmlin Olaf Schultz and his government warmly congratulate their election. He also thanked outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel in a tweet on Twitter. Parmelin continues that Switzerland and Germany enjoy an exemplary good-neighbourly relationship. Outgoing Chancellor Merkel and her team made a decisive contribution to this.
President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel He wishes the new advisor all the best on Twitter. He looks forward to working together for a strong and independent Europe. At the same time, Michel, as president of the council presiding over EU summits of heads of state and government, thanked the outgoing chancellor. “Thank you, dear Angela Merkel, for trusting us to cooperate for so many years.”
Also the President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen Olaf Schultz wishes all the best in his new position. “Congratulations, dear Olaf Schultz, on your election and appointment as Federal Chancellor,” the CDU politician wrote on Twitter. “I wish you a good start and look forward to more confidence in cooperating for a strong Europe.”
Head of State of France Emmanuel Macron Schulz welcomed him after his appointment. “We will write the next chapter together. Macron wrote on Twitter to the SPD politician: “For the sake of the French, the Germans and the Europeans, we will see you on Friday!” Macron thus refers to Schulz’s expected inaugural visit to the French capital on Friday.
The head of the Russian state, Vladimir Putin, congratulated the new German chancellor Olaf Scholz, and warmly paid tribute to Angela Merkel on her passing. “I expect to engage in a constructive dialogue with you and work together on current issues on the bilateral and international agenda,” President Vladimir Putin wrote in a congratulatory message to SPD politician Schulz. The Kremlin announced this.
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