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Merkel pays last visit to Israel

Source : 112 Ukraine

The meeting of the leaders of Israel and Germany took place with disagreements over the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, at the same time, the parties were unanimous on the need to combat anti-Semitism
12:52, 11 October 2021

euronews.com

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel paid a parting visit to Israel - for the last time in this position as Euronews reported.

“When you leave, you leave behind a very good relationship between Israel and Germany, and as a legacy - the recognition of the Holocaust, understanding of the difficult past, as well as the fruits of helping to strengthen the security of the State of Israel. We remember this, and it will remain in history," Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Prime Minister said during a meeting with Merkel, who became the guest of honor at the meeting of the Israeli Cabinet of Ministers.

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In her turn, the German Chancellor stressed that during her work, the topic of the security of the Jewish state "has always been at the center of the agenda of the German government," and this approach will not change after it.

She visited the Yad Vashem memorial complex, accompanied by Premier Bennett.

On behalf of the federal government, Merkel pledged that Germany would resolutely fight anti-Semitism in all its forms.

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At the same time, the meeting of the leaders of the two countries was not without disagreements over the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. According to Merkel, it should be resolved through the creation of two states. In addition, she focused on the need to revive the nuclear agreement with Iran.

However, both of these positions diverge from Israeli policy.

On August 22, Angela Merkel visited Ukraine. The chancellor held talks with President Volodymy Zelensky and PM Denys Shmygal. Besides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted the stagnation in the Normandy format and called for the resumption of meetings within its framework. 

 

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