Merkel pointed out that at a time when international relations and multilateral cooperation are under pressure, Germany has to take more responsibility.
– Germany must stand firm, argue and fight their own views to the front, he said.
German start next year a two-year term on the UN security council rotating members. Chancellor Merkel announces he wants to run ”global solutions” more strictly.
Merkel recalls in his speech, in addition, that global threats such as climate change or terrorism, there is no state able to overcome alone.
the chancellor estimates that the long-term certainties for international cooperation have been subjected to the test.
– its Own interest for the sake of our we want to resolve all these issues and we are able to do it the best, when we take into account also other interests, he said.
– It is the lesson of the last century the two world wars.
merkel's new year speech will be televised in Germany later on Monday.