German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in a statement to the German First Television Channel (ARD) regarding the developments in France, “We are friends with France, we are a couple when it comes to ensuring the well-functioning of the European Union, which is very important for our common future. That’s why , of course, we are watching with concern.” said.
Chancellor Scholz emphasized that he hopes and firmly believes that French President Emmanuel Macron will find ways to quickly improve these situations.
“I don’t expect events like in France to happen in Germany”
Stating that he did not expect France to become destabilized, although the images from France were very depressing, Scholz continued as follows:
“This is why I understand the decision of the President of France to be in the country now. I would have done the same, and therefore I wish him success in overcoming this no small challenge. Violent acts are unacceptable. At the same time, every effort is made to ensure that harmony works well in our societies. “As you know, that’s one of my main priorities regarding politics in this country.”
Stating that he did not expect events like in France to happen in Germany, Scholz stated that there was no sign of this.
Olaf Scholz underlined that his country has had a culture of social partnership for a very long time, and that the achievements of many of its citizens are highly respected, and that they have a very effective welfare state and a good economic future.