It gives me particular pleasure to extend to you my congratulations and, through me, those of the French people on your brilliant re-election as President of Austria.
I have vivid memories of discussions we have had at our meetings and look forward to pursuing them in the coming years. I wish you success in carrying out your mission.
The relations between our two countries make an invaluable contribution to the task of building Europe, as has already been demonstrated over the past few months in the response to the crisis.
I would like this to continue to be the case, and I assure you of my determination to work to this end.