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03 Oct '18

German-Israeli relations

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference.

A new chapter in cooperation

Technical innovation and the close relations between the two countries were at the heart of the 7th German-Israeli government consultations in Jerusalem. Alongside talks with government representatives, meetings with the business community were on the agenda for the first time. more

19 Sep '18

Informal summit of EU leaders

The EU heads of state and government walk through the gardens of Mirabell Palace.

Good atmosphere, intensive summit meeting

After the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government in Salzburg, Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the constructive talks. There was agreements on major aspects of both migration and the current status of the Brexit negotiations. more

17 Sep '18

The Chancellor in Algeria

Chancellor Angela Merkel during talks with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia

Good cooperation on readmissions

Algeria is a good partner in the readmission of asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, praised the Chancellor, speaking in Algiers. Over the last ten years, Germany and Algeria have also stepped up political and economic ties, said Angela Merkel, following her meeting with Algeria’s Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. more

14 Sep '18

Angela Merkel in Lithuania

Chancellor Angela Merkel walks beside Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

Strong partnership with the Baltic states

During her talks with the Lithuanian President, Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the relations between the two countries. She also met with the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and visited German troops serving with the multinational NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) battlegroup. more

29 Aug '18

Angela Merkel in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, greets Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Stepping up partnerships with West Africa

Strengthening Africa’s economy, offering young people better prospects, and minimising the causes of displacement – these were the issues that the Chancellor discussed during her three-day trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Germany intends to support the West African states in their efforts to achieve this. 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

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

Visit to Armenia

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia, at a joint press conference

Peaceful solution for Nagorno-Karabakh

Chancellor Angela Merkel has continued her trip to the South Caucasus with a visit to Armenia. Germany, she said, is willing to take on political responsibility in efforts to resolve the decades-long conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. more

11 Aug '18

Angela Merkel in Spain

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez at the press conference

Acting in concert for Europe

"We Europeans are only strong if we work together to resolve the questions of the future," Chancellor Angela Merkel reasserted at a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Andalusia. The most important topic discussed was migration policy. more

NATO summit in Brussels

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a session at the NATO summit

"Together we are stronger"

Following the summit in Brussels, Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the need for a very fundamental discussion. "Speaking for Germany, I made it clear that we must do more and that we have been doing more in recent times – the trend has already been reversed." more