Angela Merkel spoke with support the initiative.
The Chancellor of Germany considers that such an initiative should be open for countries such as the UK.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated the creation of a European rapid reaction force, thus supporting the initiative of French President Emmanuele Makron.
Merkel noted that rapid reaction force must act in the wider framework of the European Union. According to her, the Bundeswehr will become a part of them, however, this does not mean that Germany will participate in all military operations in the world.
Unlike the French President, Angela Merkel believes that such force should be coordinated with the European structures of cooperation in the defense sector. According to her, the initiative will be open and for States such as the UK, that just separated from the EU.
At the same time, Merkel did not specify how big should these forces and how much it will cost them.
NATO plans to create additional 30-thousandths of a rapid reaction force in Europe in case of attack by Russia.
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