Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has sent a telegram congratulating his new Korean counterpart on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The telegram (3 March) read as follows:
"Please accept my warmest congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. I wish you all the best, a sure hand and every possible success in carrying out your important responsibilities. Your impressive experience of foreign affairs will certainly stand you in good stead in your new post.
Germany and the Republic of Korea enjoy relations of friendship and mutual trust. I am sure we will strengthen and intensify even further these close and friendly relations. I look forward to our cooperation with great pleasure."