"Ireland can count on us - and that isn't based on any other conditions", Merkel said at a news conference after meeting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Berlin on Tuesday.
Angela Merkel dedicated her fourth term today to healing the divisions stoked by her generous refugee policy as she faced accusations of funding migrants at the expense of poorer Germans. "That's no way to operate".
Merkel's stance contrasts with officials more reluctant to point the blame at Russian President Vladimir Putin, including United Kingdom opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who expressed doubts about intelligence linking the Kremlin to the operation.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday extended his "sincere congratulations" to President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation on his victory in the country's recent presidential election.
'Black Panther' Overtakes 'Tomb Raider' As Fifth In Box Office
Also, it now trails Marvel's The Avengers by less than $20 million to become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time. I expect the film to have some success and remain in the top five for at least a couple weeks.
Mrs Merkel described relations between Ireland and Germany as "excellent". But she added: "Of course, it's also the case that this was an exceptional humanitarian situation".
Merkel, 63, outlined her new government's agenda and highlighted a polarized country facing a range of threats from trade to a stable currency. Addressing Merkel, he said: "You've spoken for the first time about the German people again".
Merkel was officially re-elected the German Chancellor with the majority of lawmakers in the lower parliament backing her candidacy in a vote last week.
Chancellor rejects anti-Islamic sentiment in speech to Bundestag launching her new government program.