The German presidency announced that French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to postpone his state visit to Germany, which was supposed to start on Sunday. This decision comes after four days of riots in France.
On Saturday, the German presidency announced that French President Macron had a phone conversation with German President Steinmeier. Macron shared information about the situation in his country during the call.
It was mentioned that President Macron requested to reschedule his scheduled state visit to Germany.
The Elysee Palace stated that Macron has expressed his desire to stay in France in the upcoming days, considering the current situation in the country.
According to a source from France, there hasn’t been a new date set for the visit that was postponed.
In a statement, Steinmeier’s office expressed regret for the cancellation and acknowledged the situation in our neighboring country, showing full understanding.”
He expressed his hope for an end to the violence on the streets and a swift restoration of social peace.
The state visit is viewed as a chance to strengthen the relationship between the two EU powerhouses. Macron has a three-day visit planned, during which he will travel across the country from west to east.
The three-day trip would have been the first time a French president visited Germany since 2000, when Jacques Chirac went to Berlin.
However, a French source pointed out that both sides have plenty of chances to meet. The source also mentioned a stateLCG80.
The visit is primarily a way to celebrate the friendship between France and Germany, rather than just a political meeting.
Therefore, the timing for this visit was not ideal.