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Steinmeier and Fabius Working Together for a Better Europe

April 24th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius are holding joint two-day talks, which will conclude tomorrow in the Republic of Moldova, before they travel together to Tbilisi and Tunis.

Steinmeier and Fabius announced at the Franco-German Council of Ministers in Paris in February, that they would make joint visits to further strengthen Franco-German solidarity on foreign policy issues. The aim is to actively shape and influence European foreign policy, holding high-level talks with government and opposition representatives in Chisniau, Tbilisi and Tunis. To conclude the week of visits, both Steinmeier and Fabius will hold a Franco-German panel discussion in Paris on Friday evening, as an act of remembrance for the First World War.

In Chisinau, the ministers are meeting with Iurie Leănca, the Moldovan Prime Minister, as well as the Party Chairpersons of the Governing Coalition and Opposition Leader Vladimir Voronin.

In a recent statement about the upcoming talks, Steinmeier said, ‘In the midst of the crisis we are travelling to Moldova and Georgia in order to gain an insight into the situation on the ground. We take the deep concern of our eastern partners about the events in their neighbour Ukraine very seriously.’

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