Chancellor Angela Merkel is to receive on Monday the new French President Emmanuel Macron, a day after taking office, said the spokesman of the German ruling, Steffen Seibert.
“The Chancellor is delighted to receive late Monday afternoon at the chancellery the new French President Emmanuel Macron”, said on Friday the spokesman for Merkel, Steffen Seibert told a regular press briefing.
The two leaders should first have an interview, and then hold a joint press conference before an official dinner.
M. Seibert provided no details on the topics to be discussed, while Merkel and Macron include highly anticipated on issues related to the reform of the European Union.
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“A desire for joint work”
In the entourage of the new head of the French state, moreover it emphasizes the “importance of relations between our two countries to relaunch the European project” .
“There is a joint work wish on a few priorities: security, economy and investment, and social protection with the fight against dumping and the subject of the posted workers”, it is added from the French side.
The German Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said his side Friday that France could successfully reduce its deficit as promised. “France can do it”, said the great German silversmith according to excerpts of the interview with the weekly Der Spiegel.
First trip abroad Macron
The German leader, who had already received this centrist pro-European in the Chancellery during the French election campaign, had warmly congratulated on the evening of his victory on 7th May.
She later said he carried the hopes of “millions” of French and Europeans, and he defended the “opening to the world” . For the new French head of state, it should be his first trip abroad.
A moving Emmanuel Macron with French troops, who were initially considered before Berlin, will finally take place “very soon after Berlin” , says one in his entourage. It is tradition that the first trip abroad of a new French leader to Germany.