Germany's Scholz congratulates Israel's Netanyahu on election victory

Weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz congratulated Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on his victory in parliamentary elections in a phone call, said a German government spokesperson on Thursday.

Scholz stressed that Germany would remain a close partner to Israel and would continue to work for peace in the Middle East, the spokesperson added.

(Writing by Miranda Murray, editing by Rachel More)