Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has sent the following letter congratulating Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on her appointment as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa:
"Please accept my warm congratulations on your appointment as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.
Germany and South Africa are linked by close friendship and a strategic partnership. I look forward to working with you to take forward and intensify the cooperation between our two countries in a spirit of friendship and mutual trust.
For your new post I wish you all the best, good luck and every possible success."