German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Welcomes The British Pm With Military Honours
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Welcomes The British Pm With Military Honours

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz received British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with military honours, symbolising the enduring partnership between the two countries. Their discussions on Euro-Atlantic security, especially against Russian threats, reconfirmed the NATO partnership and commitment to strengthen the European contribution to deterrence.

The two leaders agreed to joint defence procurement, including the remote-controlled Howitzer 155mm wheeled artillery system and Eurofighter/Typhoon aircraft. They agreed to work together on projects in the field of air defence and coordinate deployments in the Indo-Pacific.

In condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Germany, and the UK pledged to assist Ukraine but tried to avoid provoking Russia.

On energy transition and decarbonisation, the partnership goes beyond defence. In this respect, Germany and the UK made commitments to renewable projects in the North Sea. They also made commitments for the examination of the possibility of hydrogen exports from the UK to Germany.

The establishment of a task force aims to enhance bilateral security and defence cooperation, building upon existing collaborations across military, industrial, cyber, and defence policies.

Germany and the UK’s joint efforts to divest Europe from Russian hydrocarbons demonstrate their shared commitment to a sustainable and secure future.