Ukraine expects favorable coalition in post-election Germany - Kuleba

Ukraine expects favorable coalition in post-election Germany - Kuleba

Ukraine has been working systemically with all major political forces operating in Germany and is now counting on the build-up of a coalition that would be favorable for the further development of Ukrainian-German relations.

That’s according to Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba who spoke on Sunday on the air of the TSN. Week Results show, Ukrinform reports referring to MFA Ukraine’s press service.

Kuleba noted that President Zelensky had talked extensively with the leader of Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet. In turn, the chief of Ukraine’s diplomacy held talks with the leader of Social Democrats, Olaf Scholz. It is these politicians who now have the best chance of becoming chancellor.

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"We have been working with every political force that will now be holding coalition talks, and conveyed to them Ukraine’s position on the key issues," Kuleba said.

The Minister noted that Germany is the country where such long-term and systemic efforts are required to achieve a positive outcome in bilateral relations.

"The name of the chancellor is important but Ukraine is most interested in what the coalition will turn out to be. From the combinations I see today, the coalition will be favorable for the development of Ukrainian-German relations," the minister said.

Developing ties with strategic partners, including Germany, is one of the key priorities of Ukraine's Foreign Policy Strategy, the foreign minister said.

It should be recalled that Germany held the election to the country’s Parliament, Bundestag, on September 26.

According to the latest polls, the gap between CDU/CSU and SPD keeps narrowing. The former have gained 24.4%, and the latter - 25.6%. Third come SVD with 11.6%, the Greens with 14.7%, the Alternative for Germany with 10.3%, and the Left with 5%.

Bundestag’s 20th convocation currently has 756 deputies but the number may increase.


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