France's Macron to meet Germany's Merkel in Berlin on Nov 10

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Sunday, Macron's office said on Thursday. Macron will talk with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then with the chancellor, ahead of a dinner attended by players and witnesses of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the statement said.

Reuters November 08, 2019 02:11:26 IST
France's Macron to meet Germany's Merkel in Berlin on Nov 10

Frances Macron to meet Germanys Merkel in Berlin on Nov 10

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Sunday, Macron's office said on Thursday.

Macron will talk with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then with the chancellor, ahead of a dinner attended by players and witnesses of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the statement said.

The meeting will be an occasion to "reflect on the legacy of 1989 and the meaning of the European project, highlighting the importance of the Franco-German couple," it said.

Macron warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO is dying because of American unpredictability under President Donald Trump, a view quickly rejected by Germany.

Macron used "drastic words" when he described NATO as experiencing a "brain death", Merkel said on Thursday, saying that was not her view.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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