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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.