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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

10 Jul '18

Western Balkans Summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's Prime Minister at a press conference on the 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

28 Jun '18

European Council in Brussels

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of a work session in conversation with Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Unity on migration

The heads of state and government of the EU have agreed on a solution for migration. They are planning reception centres inside and outside of the EU - on a voluntary basis. Germany has a reached a political agreement with Greece and Spain on the repatriation of migrants. more

20 Jun '18

Chancellor in Jordan and Lebanon

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Rafiq Hariri at the press conference.

Economic development ensures stability

Lebanon and Jordan can count on further German assistance to cope with the refugee situation there. This assurance was given by the Chancellor during her visit to the Middle East. These two countries are amongst those who have taken in the most Syrian refugees. more

08 Jun '18

Germany at the G7 summit

G7 summit participants

For free trade and multilateralism

At the G7 summit in Canada, Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated, above all, free trade and multilateralism. She also called for "significant progress" to be made on implementing the Minsk agreements. more