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Western Balkans Summit Deepening relations - offering perspectives

A stable and robustly developing region in the Western Balkans is important to the German government and to the European Union, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Western Balkans Summit in London. The summit generated progress: the Western Balkan states intend, for instance, to establish a science and research foundation. more

Government consultations with China Working together for free world trade

At the fifth Sino-German government consultations in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Li Keqiang have agreed to cooperate even more closely. The delegations signed over 20 government and commercial agreements. more

Merkel meets Orbán Important partner in protecting external borders

During the Hungarian Prime Minister’s visit, the Chancellor emphasised Hungary’s importance in protecting the external Schengen borders. At the same time, Merkel appealed for humanity in dealing with migrants. "Isolation" is not the way forward. more

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Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, 11 August 2018: Chancellor Angela Merkel and Joachim Sauer (centre) are welcomed by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his wife Begona Gómez (at left).

Group photo in front of the Palacio de los Duques de Medina open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Talks focused on migration policy in Europe.

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez deep in discussion as they stroll through the gardens of the guest finca in Andalusia open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Over lunch, bilateral and other European issues were also discussed.

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez lunch with a larger group. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

At the press conference, Angela Merkel welcomed the refugee agreement with Spain. "Nobody can shirk their responsibility in this area - I would like to thank Spain for the agreement on readmission, which will bring more order to migration."

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez give a joint press conference. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Following their talks, the two leaders took a ferry across the Guadalquivir to the Coto de Donana National Park.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, her husband Joachim Sauer and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (at left) on the ferry open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

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