China important for Germany

Updated: 2013-03-19 09:08


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German chancellor thanked China for its support during the eurozone debt crisis and hoped friendly relations would continue, says an article in Deutsche Welle. Excerpts:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on March 15, China Central Television said. The report said Merkel had stressed that China's development was "extremely important for Germany and the world."

The two discussed the eurozone debt problem, the broadcaster said, with Merkel thanking Li for China's support during the crisis.

In a formal telegram of congratulation circulated in Berlin, the chancellor expressed "the hope that traditional good and friendly relations between our two countries continue during your term of office".