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24 Aug '18

Angela Merkel in Azerbaijan

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

Important partner for energy supplies

Last day of the Chancellor’s trip to the South Caucasus: In Azerbaijan, Angela Merkel met with President Ilham Aliyev to discuss relations with Germany and the EU, energy supplies and human rights. The Chancellor would like to see closer economic cooperation. more

23 Aug '18

Chancellor visits South Caucasus

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze at a joint press conference

Closer cooperation with Georgia

"Through the EU, we are heading towards more intensive cooperation with Georgia," declared Chancellor Angela Merkel in Tbilisi, the first stop on her visit to the South Caucasus region. The country is already a very close partner, she said. On Friday and Saturday, she is to visit Armenia and Azerbaijan. more

02 Feb '17

Visit to Turkey

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a working lunch with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Angela Merkel calls for freedom of opinion

At a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Chancellor Angela Merkel has underscored the important role played by the Opposition in a democracy. With a view to the planned referendum in Turkey, Angela Merkel said that everything must be done to preserve the separation of powers and freedom of opinion. more

03 Sep '16

Angela Merkel at the G20 summit in China

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the first session of the G20 summit in China

Sustainable growth and social responsibility

The global economy needs new impetus. At the close of the G20 summit, the Chancellor announced that projects now agreed would be reviewed during the German Presidency. It is important to combine sustainable growth with social responsibility, she said. more

12 Jun '16

Government consultations with China

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the BMW Brilliance plant in Shenyang

Rule of law strengthens trust

The central theme for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her delegation during consultations with the Chinese government was that the rule of law ought to be the basis for all state actions. At the end of her trip, Angela Merkel stressed the importance of continued cooperation with China. more

26 May '16

G7 summit in Japan

Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka.

Strengthening the economy and eliminating the causes of refugee movements

Chancellor Angela Merkel has deemed the G7 summit in Japan a success. The seven heads of state and government intend to work together to revitalise the global economy. more

22 May '16

Angela Merkel meets with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Erdogan at the UN Summitl in Istanbul

Immunity and visa liberalisation - open questions

Following her meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, questions remain regarding the decision to strip members of the Turkish parliament of their immunity from prosecution, said Angela Merkel. more

22 May '16

Angela Merkel at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul

Creating a viable humanitarian system

Speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit, Chancellor has called for strict respect for international law. Angela Merkel said the fact that we have to discuss this, is in itself a disaster. more

08 Feb '16

Refugee situation at the Turkish-Syrian border

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

Angela Merkel offers Turkey assistance for border region

Germany and Turkey intend to work together to resolve the refugee crisis. In Ankara, the Chancellor also called on Russia to end attacks on Syrian civilians. In the refugee crisis the main thrust must now be to take in legal refugees and prevent illegal migration, she said. more

15 Nov '15

G20 summit in Turkey

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Finance Minister, at a press conference

A strong signal against terrorism

Chancellor Angela Merkel has reported that the G20 summit sent a "resolute signal" in the fight against terrorism. A wide spectrum of international cooperation is important, she said, partly to stop the flow of funds to terrorists. Angela Merkel also announced that Germany would hold the G20 presidency in 2017. more

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