BERLIN, June 30 (EFE) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the United Kingdom on Friday as part of efforts to deepen bilateral ties and discuss current issues with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, including the coronavirus pandemic. .
“The whole visit naturally responds to the importance of the German government’s close and friendly relations with the United Kingdom,” said Stefan Seibert, spokesman for the German executive, at a regular press conference.
He said the government’s effort after Brexit ends – which Germany regrets but accepts as reality – is now focused on “deepening and furthering German-British relations”.
In this regard, the spokesperson noted that Merkel and Johnson are expected to address a “broad spectrum of bilateral, European and international issues” as well as the fight against the pandemic, containment measures and the current situation, in addition, they said. Considering how affected both the countries have been.
At this point, the question of dealing with the pandemic and the new dynamics that the delta variant represents are “inherently important and interesting topics for both sides”, as well as the question of “between country entry and exit into Europe”. . European Union and third countries,” he specified.
In addition to meeting Johnson at her Checkers Country residence outside London, Merkel will be welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in the afternoon. EFE
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