German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday downplayed suggestions that her bid to further develop relations with India and China was a signal that Berlin and the European Union were moving away from their traditional allies in London and Washington.
The Prime Minister praised Merkel's "strong leadership" and said a EU-focused vision is what the world needed. The International Monetary Fund said in its 2016 report on German that the country's real effective exchange rate is undervalued by 10-20 per cent. Ms. Merkel said "days when Europe could completely count on others are over to a certain extent".
Merkel said she reached that conclusion after the G7 and NATO Summits, in which Trump took part and during which the differences between the policies of the new U.S. administration and its allies in Europe and elsewhere became patently obvious. But she lost the election earlier this month.
Following their talks, the two sides also signed 12 MOUs/agreements in fields like cyber policy, development initiatives, sustainable urban development, continued development of cluster managers and skill development, digitalisation, railway security and promoting vocational training.
Germany's startling assessment came after Trump's first tour overseas, when he snubbed pressure from G7 allies to sign up to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord.
"What I said recently is due to the fact that, in the face of the present circumstances, we have additional reasons for us to realise that we have to take our fate into our hands in Europe".
"Others", in this case, seems to be a euphemism; Merkel was clearly talking about the U.S., according to The Washington Post.
"In the recent past, we have been focusing on vocational education and training and number of projects are being implemented and are going and when you look at the number of trainees in India they require some kind of training or further education in order to find a qualified job and secure job placement that is the area where Germany can perhaps bring its influence and experiences there", she said. While Europe's failure to act as a common front during the Balkan wars in the 1990s engendered contempt; Europe's overdependence on the USA defense umbrella has been something that Washington simultaneously complained about and desired so as to avoid a competing actor in the global system.
Modi also made a call for European Union (EU) unity and said India would play a positive role in enhancing that through Germany.
"That's of huge importance and in no way directed against any other relationships and certainly not against the trans-Atlantic ties, which have historically been very important for us and will remain so in future", she said. "This will change (sic)".
"Europeans think they are now being treated worse by Trump than countries like Russian Federation or Saudi Arabia", said Stephan Bierling, an expert on trans-Atlantic relations at the University of Regensburg in Germany. "This is a new situation - we lived for decades in the certainty that we could rely on each other as partners in an alliance, and this certainty no longer exists today".
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