In Vietnam and Singapore are chancellors Olaf Scholz and Economics Minister Robert Habeck in search of new business partners and sources of raw materials. Germany is to be freed from its dependence on Russian energy supplies. And in the long term, they don’t want to make themselves completely dependent on the People’s Republic of China economically. At the G20 meeting in Bali on Tuesday, talks will focus on the consequences of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.
There are two messages from these trips, says Daniel Brössler, editor of the Berlin SZ parliamentary office. “We are looking for trade and economic partners beyond China. And we are also looking for partners in opposing Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.” Ultimately, it’s about diversification – also when it comes to the procurement of raw materials. That is Scholz’s lesson from the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. “One must not make oneself dependent on one state, not even on China.”
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