"The only political format": Merkel supports resumption of Normandy format meetings

Source : 112 Ukraine

Merkel noted stagnation in the Normandy format
20:40, 20 August 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted the stagnation in the Normandy format and called for the resumption of meetings within its framework. Merkel said this at a press conference.

"The Normandy Format is the only political format we have available for discussing controversial topics,” Merkel said.

The German Chancellor noted that at the moment there is a certain stagnation in the Normandy format.

"Unfortunately, Ukrainian soldiers are dying along the contact line, and I spoke in favor of resuming meetings and giving more life to this format,” the Chancellor added, specifying that the last time the Quartet met in December 2019 in Paris.

As we reported earlier, US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Afghanistan in a telephone conversation.

“They praised the ongoing efforts of their military and civilian personnel who are working closely together in Kabul on the evacuation of their citizens, vulnerable Afghans, and the courageous Afghan nationals who worked tirelessly over the last 20 years to provide security, promote peace, and deliver development assistance to the Afghan people.”

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