Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Germany does not do enough in Mali, according to Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer, the former German foreign minister, criticized the absence of a more important Germany, alongside the French military operation in Mali. "We can not say that the deployment of Al-Qaeda in Mali is a threat to Europe and let others do the work," said the former head of the diplomacy of the Schröder government (1998-2005), in cross an interview with the former President of the European Commission Jacques Delors magazine Der Spiegel on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany.

According to Fischer, who retired from politics in 2005, Germany "should support France." "It does not necessarily pass through a commitment to combat troops. (...) But we should try to provide more support two transport aircraft," says Fischer.

For now, Germany has repeatedly expressed its support for France on its intervention in Mali, sent Thursday evening two transport aircraft Transall logistical support to the Economic Community of African States West (ECOWAS).

She also announced humanitarian assistance of € 1 million for refugees in the neighboring countries of Mali, as well as sending people to train African troops.


Germany lost to France in the case of Mali, said his side Monday Jean-Francois Cope. The president of the UMP should go in the day in Berlin. "I'm going to say today on this subject, we miss Germany," said the deputy mayor of Meaux on BFM TV-RMC.

"Germany today we lack, Britain too, although it has made some logistics." "I regret that there was not an international conference, an international tour of the President of the Republic" about Mali, he said, lamenting once again assumed the isolation of France.

"This has been the month of March that the threat exists, we know. I think the time for the month of May or June, when the president took office Holland should have been devoted to develop links much closer on this issue, "he concluded.

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