U.S. President congratulates Olaf Scholz on taking office.

U.S. President Joe Biden congratulated Olaf Stolz on assuming the post of German Chancellor and said he expects to strengthen ties between the two countries and jointly address global challenges.

“Congratulations to the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. I look forward to building strong ties between our two countries and working closely together to make progress in addressing the global challenges of today,” the head of the White House wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday.

Deputies of the German parliament elected on Wednesday the Social Democrat Scholz as the new head of the country’s government. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has officially appointed the new Federal Chancellor and other ministers to their posts.