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Germany: Merkel ‘doing well’ despite shaking incident – Govt. spox.02:39

Germany: Merkel ‘doing well’ despite shaking incident – Govt. spox.

Germany, Berlin
July 10, 2019 at 16:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spokesperson for the German government Ulrike Demmer assured reporters that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is 'doing well' during a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

Merkel was filmed shaking while attending an official reception for the Prime Minister of Finland, the third such attack in recent weeks sparking concerns that the Chancellor was suffering from a health condition.

Demmer told reporters: "I can tell you that the Federal Chancellor is doing well and she has observed her appointments as planned, including this talk [with the Finnish prime minister] and the press conference which will begin in the next few minutes."

Touching upon other issues, Foreign Office Spokesperson Rainer Breul also answered questions regarding the ongoing Afghan peace talks in Qatar, affirming that: "We are very happy with the progression of the [Afghan Talks] and would like to thank our Qatari hosts for the good collaboration. The reason we are pleased is because the participants from Afghanistan are pleased."

The peace talks took place over two days and were a part of the intra-Afghan dialogue which is sponsored by Qatar and Germany with Afghan delegates and representatives of the Taliban in attendance.

Germany: Merkel ‘doing well’ despite shaking incident – Govt. spox.02:39
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Spokesperson for the German government Ulrike Demmer assured reporters that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is 'doing well' during a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

Merkel was filmed shaking while attending an official reception for the Prime Minister of Finland, the third such attack in recent weeks sparking concerns that the Chancellor was suffering from a health condition.

Demmer told reporters: "I can tell you that the Federal Chancellor is doing well and she has observed her appointments as planned, including this talk [with the Finnish prime minister] and the press conference which will begin in the next few minutes."

Touching upon other issues, Foreign Office Spokesperson Rainer Breul also answered questions regarding the ongoing Afghan peace talks in Qatar, affirming that: "We are very happy with the progression of the [Afghan Talks] and would like to thank our Qatari hosts for the good collaboration. The reason we are pleased is because the participants from Afghanistan are pleased."

The peace talks took place over two days and were a part of the intra-Afghan dialogue which is sponsored by Qatar and Germany with Afghan delegates and representatives of the Taliban in attendance.

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