Seibert said that Merkel and Renzi had positive cooperation and mutual trust adding that she supported the reforms proposed by Renzi.
“But, of course, democratic decisions made by Italian citizens as well as the decision of the prime minister to announce his resignation following the referendum must be respected,” Seibert said.
He also pointed out that Germany wanted to develop friendly relations and cooperation with any new Italian government.
According to the country's Interior Ministry, 59.11 percent of voters opposed Renzi's proposals, while the reforms were supported by 40.89 percent. Earlier on Monday, the prime minister vowed to resign after Italians voted against the reform at the referendum.