Angela Merkel: Europe needs coherent foreign policy

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German chancellor calls for a common EU stance on China and Russia as well as more solidarity on migration

The biggest challenge facing the European Union in the coming years will be to forge a coherent foreign policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published Sunday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech as she attends an electoral meeting in Delbrueck, western Germany, on September 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Friso Gentsch / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read FRISO GENTSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech as she attends an electoral meeting in Delbrueck, western Germany, on September 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Friso Gentsch / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read FRISO GENTSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Merkel, who is poised to win a fourth term in Germany’s parliamentary election later this month, also expressed hope that a solution to the impasse over the distribution of migrants across the EU would be found in the “not too distant future.”

In the interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, she said EU member countries urgently need to find a common stance toward China and Russia.

“The world has…

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