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Steinmeier congratulates Yves Leterme on his appointment as Belgian Foreign Minister

17.07.2009 - Press release

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."

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