Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pledged equal treatment to all EU members when dealing with the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. Maas was speaking at a joint news conference with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Berlin on Friday.
«We will continue to show solidarity when it comes to the economic restart in Europe. We built Europe as it is together, so we are firmly determined now not to leave any country in Europe behind — particularly those that were hit particularly hard by the pandemic,» said Maas.
He further touched on the subject of travelling during summer vacations, saying that the German government would 'issue travel warnings' but that ultimately he himself would not give any advice on the issue arguing it would 'cause anger' on the side of other 25 members of the European Union.»
Di Maio whose visit to Berlin was his first trip abroad since the end of the lockdown thanked Germany for its support during the crisis, saying the two countries' friendship had «proved its solidity.»