Macron thanks Merkel for ‘keeping Europe united’ in last toast
France24 says French President Emmanuel Macron gave Germany’s outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel an affectionate and stylish send-off on Wednesday, praising her for keeping Europe united through years of crisis.
Welcoming her in the heart of the Burgundy wine region rather than at a formal state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris – where Merkel has known four French presidents – Macron thanked her for her patience with him and the lessons she has taught him.
“Since you have become chancellor, France has learned to know you and to love you,” said Macron as he presented Merkel with France’s highest award, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour.
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