PM congratulates Angela Merkel on assuming office as German Chancellor

Mar 22, 2018, 02:08
PM congratulates Angela Merkel on assuming office as German Chancellor

She said Germany fully supported Ireland's position on the Irish border issue. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

Germany has grown divided and angry and the tone of conversation "has become rougher", even though the country is better-off economically than at any time since reunification, the chancellor told the lower house of parliament, where the AfD now has seats for the first time.

An official release said Modi lauded "the strong leadership" provided by Chancellor Merkel to Germany, and the pivotal role played by Germany in European affairs during her tenure.

She said the conflict required a "political" solution as well as a humanitarian response and warned that the current offensives were exacerbating the already desperate situation for the civilian population there.

Mrs Merkel described relations between Ireland and Germany as "excellent".

Merkel, 63, outlined her new government's agenda and highlighted a polarized country facing a range of threats from trade to a stable currency.

Merkel acknowledged, as she has before, that European nations were "naive" in the years before 2015 in failing to see migration pressure building up.

Last year, Germany saw around 186,000 asylum-seekers arrive, significantly fewer than in 2016.

Her speech was immediately dismissed by Alexander Gauland, co-leader of the AfD, who accused her of glossing over terrorism, crime...

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