Merkel congratulates the new Japanese Prime Minister

Angela Merkel, about dts
Angela Merkel, about dts
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has congratulated the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on his election.

"I look forward to working with you to promote the friendship of our peoples as well as common values ​​and interests such as multilateralism, a rule-based order, peaceful conflict resolution and free trade," wrote Merkel on Wednesday. For many years Suga has helped shape Japan's politics and thus also the “close and friendly” relations between Germany and Japan “in important offices”.

German-Japanese relations have become “wider and deeper” in recent years. "In addition to the political cooperation and economic exchange, the many personal encounters and inter-social initiatives are particularly valuable," Merkel continued.