I wholeheartedly congratulate Professor Georg Nolte from Germany for being elected judge at the International Court of Justice. As one of the most internationally renowned contemporary international law experts, he will bring to the Court a wealth of experience and dedication to international law. I am confident that his outstanding expertise, impartiality and integrity will be a major asset for the Court.
Germany has supported the candidacy of Professor Nolte from the very outset. Today’s excellent result is a strong signal not only of trust in Germany, but also of our engagement for a rules-based international order and the strengthening of international law.