The building Department of the German Federal Chancellor (Bundeskanzleramt) on the banks of the river spree in Berlin, where she shares the German government open Day.
BERLIN, 27 Nov — the Strategic competition between the US and Russia and between the US and China determines the new geopolitical environment, said Tuesday, speaking at organized by the Foundation named Corbera Berlin forum on foreign policy, foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.
“Europe needs to assert itself in the geopolitical environment, which is determined by the growing competition between world powers. “The competition for a place of great power” is a key concept. Arena this contest is becoming increasingly clear: on the one hand economic, between the United States and China, the possible escalation of trade disputes. On the other hand, strategic competition between the US and Russia, and the United States with China. This new form of “competition for a place of great power” is the main topic of discussion in Washington. The race for technological dominance of fueling this competition, including in the field of weapons,” said Maas.
According to the Minister, Europe “in the trade conflict between the US and China, and in connection with the strategic tensions between the US on one side and Russia and China on the other, loses.”