Germany “is obliged” to be in solidarity with Europe, says its federal president

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Patience, discipline and solidarity. Federal President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier, called citizens on Saturday to follow these precepts in the coronavirus crisis, not only at the national level, but also at the European level, when demanding aid for the countries most affected by the epidemic in the Union European. “Germany will not be able to emerge healthy and strengthened from the crisis, if our neighbors are not also strong and healthy,” Steinmeier said in an unpublished Easter message to the German people.

“30 years after German unity, 75 years after the end of the war, we Germans are not only called to solidarity in Europe, but we are bound,” said the German chief executive. He also appealed to citizens to preserve the solidarity shown in these times of crisis and warned that after this crisis society will be different.

“We do not want to become a fearful and suspicious society, but we must be a more confident, considerate and hopeful society. We must be able to grow in this situation, “said Steinmeier, who commented that the country is at a crossroads.

But the crisis is not a war, but “a test for our humanitarianism”, which shows “the worst and the best of us. Let’s show others the best we have inside, “said Steinmeier finally.

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