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Germany: Chancellor Scholz and French PM Borne sign energy declaration in Berlin04:38

Germany: Chancellor Scholz and French PM Borne sign energy declaration in Berlin

Germany, Berlin
November 26, 2022 at 05:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany and France vowed support each other to prevent an energy crisis, as French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne met with Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Friday.

After signing a joint declaration on energy solidarity, Scholz stated "Germany already provides electricity to its neighbors, including France. In the case of gas supplies, on the other hand, we have benefited from increased cooperation with reliable European partners, not least France. We have just reaffirmed this form of energy solidarity here."

Borne added "The friendship between our two countries is crucial. It has already shown that it is quite capable of withstanding crises and overcoming challenges. It has proven that it is possible to build solutions that move Europe forward."

Commenting on the Ukraine conflict, the leaders vowed to continue supporting Ukraine. "Russia's bombing terror against Ukraine's civilian infrastructure must stop. Russia must end the war and withdraw its troops. Immediately. France and Germany stand in solidarity on Ukraine's side, and we are working tirelessly to continue supporting Ukraine", said Scholz.

Germany: Chancellor Scholz and French PM Borne sign energy declaration in Berlin04:38
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Germany and France vowed support each other to prevent an energy crisis, as French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne met with Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Friday.

After signing a joint declaration on energy solidarity, Scholz stated "Germany already provides electricity to its neighbors, including France. In the case of gas supplies, on the other hand, we have benefited from increased cooperation with reliable European partners, not least France. We have just reaffirmed this form of energy solidarity here."

Borne added "The friendship between our two countries is crucial. It has already shown that it is quite capable of withstanding crises and overcoming challenges. It has proven that it is possible to build solutions that move Europe forward."

Commenting on the Ukraine conflict, the leaders vowed to continue supporting Ukraine. "Russia's bombing terror against Ukraine's civilian infrastructure must stop. Russia must end the war and withdraw its troops. Immediately. France and Germany stand in solidarity on Ukraine's side, and we are working tirelessly to continue supporting Ukraine", said Scholz.