German Foreign Minister Scholz has emphasized the importance of NATO solidarity and cooperation in the face of threats from Russian imperialism, after meeting with former European Council President Tusk in Berlin.
Scholz expressed concern about any potential undermining of NATO’s defense agreement, stating that all members have an unlimited protection obligation to one another. He also highlighted the crucial cooperation and solidarity between Germany and Poland, especially in light of recent diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
Tusk stressed the necessity of European and US collaboration for security, recognizing the importance of coordinating defense efforts and expressing confidence in the economic and technological strength of the EU to fortify against potential aggressors.
In recent years, tensions between Germany and Poland have increased due to diplomatic fallout from the Law and Justice party’s anti-German stance. This came to a head when Warsaw reopened the issue of war reparations from Germany. Scholz reiterated that Germany accepts full responsibility for the atrocities committed during World War II, rejecting Poland’s calls for compensation.