Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis congratulated the new president of Germany for his election.
“Congratulations to Frank-Walter Steinmeier for his election as President of the Federal Republic of Germany,” Tsipras posted on Twitter.
“It is a message of hope, unity and support for democratic and social values, at a moment when Europe and the international community are facing great challenges,” he added.
On his part, Mitsotakis also posted on Twitter: “Congratulations to Frank-Walter Steinmeier for his election. The new President of the Federal Republic of Germany is a great European politician.”