Russia’s actions come at a price – German Foreign Minister

Among the main issues on the agenda of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to the United States are discussions on a common line between the United States, Germany and the EU in general on Russia. United January 5.

The diplomat noted this before the start of her first working trip to Washington, Ukrinform reports.

“[T]he strength of the transatlantic alliance is not measured in terms of tanks and missiles, but above all in how we come together in a crisis – when we are called upon to defend the fundamental principles of international law and must defend our common values. We are determined to work together to protect the peaceful European order, ”Baerbock said.

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She noted that the common message from the Europeans and the US administration regarding Russia is unequivocal: “Russia’s activities come at a clear price, the only way out of the crisis is through dialogue. We have repeatedly stressed this to the Russian government unequivocally. terms over the past few days and weeks. We are now entering a crucial phase, in which key discussions are planned at different levels. And although the discussion formats may vary, our messages as transatlantic partners to the government in Moscow are always the same, ”said Germany’s top diplomat.

She underlined the importance of transatlantic ties and the fact that “the more difficult the times we live in, the more important partnerships are”, and the Europeans do not have a stronger partner than the United States.

This applies not only to current political and security issues, but also to the economy and global issues such as tackling the climate crisis.

Baerbock added that many issues had already been discussed with his US counterpart Antony Blinken at the G7 summit in Liverpool late last year. She also noted that EU and G7 partners are united by the goal of strengthening democracies and making them more resilient to internal and external threats.

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The program for the full-day Baerbock tour, which takes place the day before the first anniversary of the Capitol bombing, also includes a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Among the topics of discussion is the German Presidency of the G7 this year.

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Richard L. Militello