German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on Saturday, expressed full support to Armin Laschet to be the next leader following the country’s September election.
Merkel affirmed that she has “full conviction” on Laschet that he will run to succeed her in the chancellorship, after the legislative elections scheduled for next September.
In an election event, Merkel said it’s important to her successor to make the individual’s dignity the center of everything. “I am fully convinced” that Laschet will “serve the Germans with this approach,” according to American reports.
On the other hand, she addressed the Afghanistan-Taliban crisis at the election event, noting that the Afghan army’s resistance against Taliban militants had been misjudged.
“The army collapsed at a breathtaking pace,” she stated. “We had expected the resistance to be stronger.”
The German leader said the focus now was on rescuing people from Afghanistan, but later there would need to be a discussion on what had or had not been achieved.