German chancellor Merkel to address Knesset in March

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February 18, 2008 16:58

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she has been invited to address the Knesset next month in what will be the first such speech by a German head of government. Merkel already was due to travel to Israel on March 17 with members of her Cabinet for a summit meant to underline the strength of the countries' relations. "I have an invitation to speak before the Knesset, which is naturally a great honor and challenge," Merkel told reporters.


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