SANTO DOMINGO. - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stated to president elect Danilo Medina her country’s interest not only in continued cooperation, but increasing it in the future.
In a statement Medina’s press office said Merkel also wished him good luck and success "in the performance of the duties of great responsibility that you have before you."
"I will be glad to continue and expand our cooperation between our two countries," Merkel says in her letter to Medina, who takes office August 16.
The German Chancellor joins other world and Latin American leaders who’ve stated a desire for their respective countries to strengthen bilateral relations with the Dominican Republic, including Mexico president Felipe Calderon, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, and Barack Obama of the U.S.