SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, to congratulate her on her re-election as Federal Chancellor.
He said in his letter: "On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I congratulate you on your re-election as Federal Chancellor.
"The successful conclusion of coalition negotiations and the formation of the federal government will enable you to implement the policies to sustain Germany's economic progress and improve your peoples' lives.
"I look forward to continue working with you to strengthen our excellent bilateral relationship. I am confident that you will have a successful third term in office and hope to meet you again in March next year.
"I wish you every success for the new year."