German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, her second shaking bout within two weeks. Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, her second such bout within two weeks, but her spokesman said she was fine.
Merkel, 64, was attending a farewell ceremony for Justice Minister Katarina Barley, who is leaving to become a lawmaker in the European Parliament. The spokesman said Merkel would take part later in the swearing-in of the new justice minister.
On June 18, Merkel was also seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy but later said she felt better after drinking some water. Berlin is in the throes of a heatwave.
Asked if the chancellor would take part in this weekend’s G20 meeting in Japan, the spokesman said: "Everything is taking place as planned. The chancellor is well."
Merkel appeared her usual self when she fielded questions from lawmakers during an hour-long session in parliament on Wednesday, shortly after which she gave a speech at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
The chancellor faces a grueling schedule in the coming days.
Later on Thursday, she flies to Japan for the G20 meeting before heading to Brussels for an EU summit on Sunday at which she will play a key role in trying to seal a deal on the distribution of the bloc’s top jobs for the next five years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “climate cabinet” meets Wednesday to discuss combatting global warming as her government struggles to convince voters it is willing and able to address the crisis.
Parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government are set to hold separate crisis talks on Monday, after her fragile coalition suffered a fresh body blow as the leader of junior partner SPD quit.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, held an official meeting on Wednesday in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
Since the beginning of 2021, the campaign in Pakistan has succeeded in providing 75,148,404 doses of vaccination against polio, bringing the total number, provided by the campaign since 2014 and until 2021, to 583, 240,876 vaccination doses.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 84 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 739,190.
The incident happened after thousands of Islamists launched their "long march" from the city toward the capital, Islamabad, demanding that the government release the leader of their outlawed party.