German Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz stated that a unanimous agreement was achieved to give party leadership a mandate to finalise a government coalition, speaking in Berlin on Friday. After some 24 hours of exploratory talks, it appears the SPD has reached an agreement to join the so-called 'Grand Coalition.' «We negotiated with one another, and I think that we achieved... Еще excellent results. For us, what we achieved during these negotiations is not rhetorical. We believe in it sincerely,» Schulz said. Schulz made the statement when speaking at a press conference alongside German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer. Merkel touched on certain sticking points in the negotiations but said that the result is not 'superficial' and will lay the basis for German to prosper for '10 to 15 years.'