The past few weeks have once again shown us the very close political exchange between Germany and the United States.
Following the terrorist attack on Israel by the Islamist Hamas on October 7, 2023, Germany stands firmly by Israel's side. Against the backdrop of German history and the responsibility arising from the Holocaust, Israel's security is Germany's reason of state. In close coordination with the United States, the German government is in full solidarity with Israel to defend itself and is actively engaged to prevent the conflict from spreading.
As a testament to the particularly strong ties between Germany and the United States U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the White House on October 6, 2023, to celebrate the incredible legacy of millions of German-Americans and the unbreakable bonds of friendship between our two countries.
“There is no country with which we Europeans have closer and deeper connections than with the United States,” said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on her visit to the U.S. in September. This time the Foreign Minister took extra time to visit not only the capitol but also Texas, a state of political and economic importance for transatlantic relations. During her visit to Texas Minister Baerbock also met with Governor Abbot. With Texas she got to know a state which economically still heavily depends on fossil fuels and is a leader in wind and solar energy at the same time. Furthermore, Minister Baerbock paid visits to German companies investing in Texas and met with German pilots at a center of the German Air Force’s pilot training in the U.S. While the Foreign Minister visited Texas to deepen political exchange with the U.S., her political talks in the capitol with Secretary of State Blinken focused on important topics of foreign and security policy such as Russia’s aggression and the war in Ukraine.
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