Merkel congratulates Mishustin on appointment as Russian Prime Minister

Merkel congratulates Mishustin on appointment as Russian Prime Minister

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Mikhail Mishustin on his appointment as the new head of the Russian government, the German cabinet said, Sputnik reports.

"I cordially congratulate you on assuming the duties of the chairman of the government of the Russian Federation. The historically established personal, civil, cultural, economic and political ties between our countries are the foundation of our bilateral relations," Merkel said in her congratulatory message.

She added that the German cabinet was interested in further developing this relationship and looked forward to working with Mishustin’s government to this end.

The chancellor also wished the new Russian prime minister success.

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