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‘All for one’: France, Germany, Poland to tighten defence ties

The governments of Poland, France and Germany vowed Monday to make Europe a security and defence power with a greater ability to back Ukraine, as fears grow that former US president Donald Trump might return to the White House and allow Russia to expand its aggression on the continent.

The foreign ministers of the three countries met in the Paris suburb of La Celle-Saint-Cloud to have talks about Ukraine, amid other issues. They discussed reviving the so-called Weimar Triangle, a long dormant regional grouping that was designed to promote cooperation between France, Germany and Poland.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Monday, said he wanted to “revitalise” his nation's relations with its key European partners.

"Together with France we are ready to fight for this security" of "all of Europe", he said, flanked by Macron.

Speaking alongside Tusk in Berlin, Scholz blasted Trump’s comments.

“No one can play, or ‘deal,’ with Europe’s security,” the chancellor added.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP and AP)


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