BERLIN, October 17. / TASS /. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas does not think that if Democratic candidate Joseph Biden wins the presidential elections in the United States, "everything will be fine again" in relations between Germany and the United States. The German minister expressed this opinion in an interview published on Saturday with the editorial association Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND).
"I am not one of those who believe that with President Biden" everything will be fine again. "American foreign and security policy over the years has redefined the strategic role that it took on during the Cold War," he said. Maas. “We must be prepared for the fact that nothing will change structurally in this main trend,” he stressed.
At the same time, the Foreign Minister of Germany acknowledged that transatlantic relations under the current President Donald Trump have become more complicated. "Without any preliminary agreements, decisions were made that we could not understand," Maas said, citing among such decisions the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran. "I would like the attitude towards each other to change, completely regardless of who wins in this election," he added. “But a lesson remains to be learned: we Europeans must take on more responsibility,” Maas concluded.
The US general election will be held on November 3. They will elect the president and vice president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate of Congress, as well as governors of 13 states and territories.