Merkel travels to the UK to deepen bilateral relations العلاقات

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Berlin, June 30 (EFE). German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to the United Kingdom on Friday as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations and will discuss with Prime Minister Boris Johnson a wide range of current affairs, including the coronavirus pandemic. .

“The entire trip responds naturally to the importance of close and friendly relations between the German government and the United Kingdom,” said Stephen Seibert, a spokesman for the German executive, at a regular press conference.

He added that the government’s post-Brexit effort – which Germany regrets but accepts as a reality – is now focused on “deepening and promoting German-British relations”.

In this regard, the spokesperson noted that Merkel and Johnson are expected to address “a wide range of bilateral, European and international issues”, as well as the fight against the epidemic, containment measures and the current situation, he said. Consider how affected both countries are.

At this point, the question of how to deal with the epidemic and the new dynamics represented by the delta variable are “naturally important and interesting topics for both sides”, as well as the question of “the entry and exit of the country in Europe between the European Union and third countries”.

In addition to meeting Johnson at her country residence in Checkers outside London, Queen Elizabeth II will receive Merkel in the afternoon at Windsor Castle. EFE

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