German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrive to address a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin June 20, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday congratulated new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras by phone and invited him for talks in Berlin, her spokesman said in a statement.
Merkel "wished him luck and success for the difficult work that lies ahead of him," Steffen Seibert said in a statement. "The federal chancellor hopes for good cooperation with Prime Minister Samaras and his government and invited him to visit Berlin."