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Heiko Maas calls for Solidarity with Washington

Shortly before US President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for stronger transatlantic cooperation: “Now is the time for close economic and trade policy ties with the US. We should quickly put open disputes behind us for this.” With Biden, it would be possible to “finally take on multilateral responsibility together again,” Maas said, according to a report by the AFP news agency. Among other things, he referred to the need for a “transatlantically coordinated policy” vis -à-vis Russia, China and Belarus (China.Table reported on the merger of Russia and China). As ideas for transatlantic projects, Maas mentioned to the heads of the German missions abroad cooperation on export controls and investment audits or the EU-US Trade and Technology Council proposed by the EU, in which both sides could jointly develop standards for technology companies.

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