President Jacob Zuma congratulates German Chancellor, Angela Merkel on her Re-election.

Pretoria – South African President Jacob Zuma, today 30 September 2009, congratulated his German counterpart Angela Merkel on her re-election as the German Chancellor for the second term. President Jacob Zuma said:

“It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to convey to Your Excellency, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, sincere congratulations on your re-election as the new Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

I hope to continue the very good relations, which I maintained with Your Excellency’s during previous term of office.  Our two countries’ common views in many areas such: promotion of human rights, our active and constructive roles in conflict resolution, capacity building and peacekeeping in Africa and around the world, form a very sound basis for co-operation including trade between our countries.”

I firmly believe that this already excellent relationship will be reaffirmed and consolidated during your second term as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany”.

“May I take this opportunity to also convey my best wishes for your good health, and a successful and pleasant term of office”, concluded President Jacob Zuma.

For more information contact Nomfanelo Kota on 082 459 3787.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag X152
Pretoria, 0001

30 September 2009


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