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Germany: Merkel pays tribute to army and police families in Berlin

Germany, Berlin
December 11, 2019 at 16:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel held an event for the families of soldiers and police officers on active duty in Berlin on Wednesday.

Merkel took the opportunity to "pay tribute, not only to those who are serving the country, but also the families who are affected by this service."

Also in attendance were the Defence Minister, and Merkel's replacement as the head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as well as Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Merkel thanked the service personnel, saying "they are unbelievably respected" and "contribute so much." She said that this was something that the families "can be very proud of" before adding, "We are very thankful for this service."

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Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel held an event for the families of soldiers and police officers on active duty in Berlin on Wednesday.

Merkel took the opportunity to "pay tribute, not only to those who are serving the country, but also the families who are affected by this service."

Also in attendance were the Defence Minister, and Merkel's replacement as the head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as well as Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Merkel thanked the service personnel, saying "they are unbelievably respected" and "contribute so much." She said that this was something that the families "can be very proud of" before adding, "We are very thankful for this service."

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