Baerbock: Speech on transatlantic relations

Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock plans to explain in New York how she envisions the future of transatlantic relations.

Annalena Baerbock
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New York (dpa) - On the second day of her North American trip, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will give a keynote speech on transatlantic relations in New York. She will also talk to students on Tuesday at the New School for Social Research, which was founded in 1933 and in its early years was a refuge for academics fleeing Nazism and fascism in Europe.

The speech is entitled “Seizing the transatlantic moment: Our shared responsibility in a new world”. Before leaving, Baerbock had said she wanted to make it clear that Germany, Europe, the United States and Canada were more closely connected today than at any time since the end of the Cold War. She added that Russia’s “unscrupulous, inhumane actions” offered Europe and North America as a team an opportunity to build an even stronger transatlantic partnership for the 21st century.

Baerbock will travel on to Canada this evening. During her inaugural visit to the country, she will meet Foreign Minister Melanie Joly in Montreal. Canada is one of Germany’s Nato partners and a member of the G7 group of leading democratic economies. Germany currently holds the presidency of this group of states.