On March 14, 2018, President Xi Jinping sent a message to Angela Merkel, congratulating on her re-election as Chancellor of Germany for the fourth time.
Xi Jinping pointed out in the congratulatory message that since the establishment of the all-round strategic partnership between China and Germany in 2014, the two countries have witnessed sustained development in bilateral relations, constantly deepened common interests and mutually beneficial cooperation, and carried out close cooperation in many aspects including advancing global governance, and promoting economic globalization and multilateralism under the joint efforts made by the two sides. I attach great importance to the development of China-Germany relations, and am willing to make joint efforts with you to consolidate and improve the level of bilateral strategic mutual trust, so as to promote bilateral relations to new highs and achieve greater progress.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang also sent a message to congratulate Chancellor Angela Merkel. He expressed that the maintenance of the sound development momentum of bilateral relations and the deepening of all-round strategic cooperation conform to the fundamental interests of both countries. China is willing to work with the new German government to continuously promote the constant and forward-looking development of China-Germany relations and practical cooperation.