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Germany: Foreign Relations

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent bilateral contacts he has had with the Foreign Minister of Germany. (170268)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has frequent meetings and telephone contact with his German counterpart, in London, Berlin and in international fora, not least every month at the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council.

We use these contacts to discuss the full range of bilateral, EU and international issues.

I also have regular contact with my German counterpart, Europe Minister G√ľnter Closer and most recently met him during my visit to Berlin in November. Discussions covered the Global Europe agenda, the EU Reform Treaty, Kosovo and the forthcoming EU/Africa Summit.