- Title: German interior minister lauds security ties with U.S.
- Date: 29th May 2017
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (MAY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTER THOMAS DE MAIZIERE ARRIVING AUDIENCE DE MAIZIERE SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTER THOMAS DE MAIZIERE, SAYING: "The cooperation in the security sector will also with the U.S. deepen further and further. And not the contrary. And that is good news for the security in our country, in Europe and also for the United States." VARIOUS OF AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTER THOMAS DE MAIZIERE, SAYING: "There might be many issues within the Western democracies, that we fight over. And there are issues in which one country in Europe might have a very different opinion of than another country in Europe. Just think of the many questions in dispute about migration, about the role of public spending, about pensions, euro zone and so on. One thing is clear: The issue of security must bring us all together, also in Europe." DE MAIZIERE SPEAKING
- Embargoed: 12th June 2017 15:19
- Keywords: USA Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere Germany
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IW4P53
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- Story Text:German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday (May 29) said security cooperations between Germany and the United States would "deepen further and further".
"And that is good news for the security in our country, in Europe and also for the United States," de Maiziere said in Berlin.
He underlined that there might be issues within Western democracies being fought over such as migration, public spending, pensions, euro zone and so on.
"One thing is clear: The issue of security must bring us all together, also in Europe," he said.
On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel shocked many in Washington and London by saying that Europe must take its fate into its own hands, implying that the United States under President Donald Trump and Britain after its Brexit vote were no longer reliable partners.
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