Fischer vows close US ties will continue

28th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

28 July 2004, BERLIN - Germany and the United States will continue to work closely together regardless of whether George W. Bush or John Kerry wins this November's US presidential election, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Wednesday.

28 July 2004

BERLIN - Germany and the United States will continue to work closely together regardless of whether George W. Bush or John Kerry wins this November's US presidential election, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Wednesday.

"I'd be a fool to articulate even the slightest preference," said Fischer in an N-TV interview.

The minister insisted that the key constants between Berlin and Washington included the transatlantic alliance and joint approaches aimed at Middle East peace.

Germany strongly opposed the Iraq war and ties with the US were plunged into their worst crisis of the past half century during 2002 and 2003.

But relations between Bush and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have since warmed and American officials were almost effusive about Berlin at last month's G8 summit at Sea Island, Georgia hosted by the US leader.
 
DPA

Subject: German news

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