Putin congratulated Steinmeier elected President of Germany

Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Vladimir Putin

Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the occasion of his election as President of Germany. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.

Putin invited German counterpart to visit Russia at any convenient time and expressed hope for further development of bilateral relations.

Sunday, February 12, delegates of the Federal Assembly of Germany Steinmeier was elected President of the country. His candidacy was supported, 931 (election required 631 voice).

Earlier, Steinmeier was twice headed by the foreign Minister of Germany (from 2005 to 2009 and from 2013 through 2017). Additionally, in 2007-2008 he was Vice-Chancellor.

Steinmeier was a 12-m account by the Federal President of Germany.