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Pompeo pays tribute to Merkel as a great friend of the United States

in the face of numerous crises and conflicts worldwide, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US-foreign Minister Mike Pompeo , the cooperation between Germany and the United States summoned. "We are allies and partners," Merkel said at a Meeting with Pompeo on Friday in the Chancellery in Berlin. Germany wanted to play an "active role" in order to solve the problems in the world.

Germany is a "very important Partner" of his country. Both countries were facing major challenges. They worked together to help "not only in authoritarian regimes in Europe, but throughout the world," millions of people out of difficult situations.

During the subsequent conversation between Merkel and Pompeo send it should go to Afghanistan, the conflict in Ukraine, the future of Syria and for peace in Libya.

praise to AKK

to increase The US foreign Minister praised in particular the commitment of the German defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the spending, the German defence. All need to work together in order for Nato to remain a "major Power for Good in the world".

to increase The Nato States had committed its defence expenditures until 2024 in the direction of two percent of gross domestic product. Germany, however, is clear, including what the U.S. criticize on a regular basis. Kramp-Karrenbauer said Thursday that Germany wanted to reach the Two-percent target until no later than 2031.

warning ahead of Russia and China

Previously warned Pompeo to the threat posed by an aggressive policy of Russia and China. He called on the Western allies to defend the freedom, time and again.

"Russia, led by a former KGB officer – marched into neighbouring countries and to bring members of the opposition," said Pompeo on Friday in a speech at the Körber Foundation in Berlin on the occasion of the 30. Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The Communist leadership in Beijing accused the US Secretary of state, to implement a "new Vision of authoritarianism".

Pompeo compared the Situation for the Opposition in Russia and China with those in the former GDR. Russian authorities took action in Eastern Ukraine and occupied the Crimea "with raids and torture" against the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians who refused to accept the "Russian Aggression", said the US Minister of foreign Affairs. "In Chechnya, each of which is regarded by the authorities as 'undesirable' simply disappears."

"freedom never

guaranteed" The Communist leadership in Beijing set to the oppression of the population methods, which are similar in "appalling way" the practices of Repression in the former GDR, said Pompeo. The people's liberation army, he threw in also a to Interfere "in the sovereignty of neighbors" of China. "The Communist party of China harassed and monitored activists from Xinjiang and Hong Kong, which went into exile in Germany and elsewhere in Europe," said Pompeo.

in addition to the celebratory views of the fall of the Berlin wall 30 years ago the West would have to look at the world with "sobriety," said Pompeo. The United States and Germany would jointly defend the values that would have been obtained by the fall of the Iron curtain. "We must recognise that freedom is never guaranteed." (anf/sda)

Created: 08.11.2019, 16:32 PM

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