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New German Chancellor Scholz to travel to Paris, Brussels on Friday

Olaf Scholz, SPD candidate for Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, arrives for the presentation of the coalition agreement, in Berlin, Wednesday, November 24, 2021. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
Olaf Scholz, SPD candidate for Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, arrives for the presentation of the coalition agreement, in Berlin, Wednesday, November 24, 2021. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Germany’s new chancellor Olaf Scholz will make his first official visit on Friday to Paris, where he will hold talks with France’s President Emmanuel Macron before heading to Brussels, the chancellery says in a statement.

The French leader is due to welcome Scholz with military honors, says the chancellery, adding that “the first foreign visit from Chancellor Scholz is the expression of the close ties and friendship between Germany and France.”

In Brussels, Scholz is due to meet European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and EU President Charles Michel, with preparations for next week’s EU summit on the agenda.

The former finance minister will also hold talks with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, “to underline the significance of the alliance for German, European and transatlantic security.”

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