Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has sent a letter congratulating his new colleague, Yves Leterme, on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium.
The letter reads as follows:
"Please accept my sincere congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium enjoy long-standing amicable relations. Our bilateral exchange is broad-based and intensive in every sphere. In particular, I would like to point to our close cooperation on European and international issues.
I wish you continuing drive and every success in carrying out the demanding duties of your new office. I am very much looking forward to working with you to further extend and intensify the close relations our two countries enjoy."