Merkel Says Closer German-French Military Cooperation Needed

Germany and France will “definitely talk about” about expanding joint defense projects, such as security in Africa and procurement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says in weekly podcast. * Merkel comments on potential topics for joint meeting of German and French cabinets in Paris on Feb. 19. * Cites increase in German soldiers in training mission in Mali * “We will definitely talk about how we can cooperate even more closely on these matters:” Merkel in weekend podcast

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