The new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Analena Berbock, had a meeting with the High Representative of the EU, Josep Borrell

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Response from Brussels: Irini Zarkadoula

The new meeting of the new German Foreign Minister Analena Berbock and the EU High Representative, Josep Borrell, had their first meeting in Brussels.

“It is no coincidence that I came here to Brussels on my first day because I am coming here as a true European from the heart and as Foreign Minister of a truly European government in Germany,” Ms Berbock told a news conference.

“The future of my country is forever linked to the common European destiny,” he added.
At the same time, the German Foreign Minister noted that “when we talk about the future of Europe, about the challenges of a common European policy, we must always understand that the biggest or the smallest problems are there, but we must not forget our incredible EU success story in past. We want to build on it for the future. “

“We also discussed Belarus and the situation on our external borders and agreed that the EU should continue to press the Mink regime,” she said, adding that she was in solidarity with Ukraine.

For his part, the High Representative and Vice-President of the Commission welcomed “the ambition to promote EU values”.

“You have assured me that German diplomacy will continue its strong European commitment and commitment by seeking common European solutions and building bridges where necessary,” said Josep Borrell.

“The challenges and threats we face make it more urgent than ever to set new fixed goals,” he added.

Mr. Borrell said that the Strategic Compass is the first joint effort they will make with Ms. Berbock.
Regarding the deployment of troops on the border with Ukraine, the High Representative reaffirmed the EU’s commitment “to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

“We are ready to use all the tools at our disposal and we are looking for ways to strengthen Ukraine’s resilience,” he said.
Concluding, he noted that the issues of China, Belarus, the Western Balkans and how to promote European values ​​and European interests were also discussed.

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