Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Berlin and Canberra are united by shared values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedom of navigation. Photo: EPA Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Berlin and Canberra are united by shared values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedom of navigation. Photo: EPA
Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Berlin and Canberra are united by shared values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedom of navigation. Photo: EPA

Germany’s defence chief calls China a ‘systemic challenge’ as Berlin ramps up military presence in Asia

  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for greater military cooperation with ‘like-minded’ countries such as Australia
  • She says the ‘rules-based international order’ is “absolutely necessary’ in a warning about the risk of territorial conflicts in the Indo-Pacific

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Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Berlin and Canberra are united by shared values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedom of navigation. Photo: EPA Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Berlin and Canberra are united by shared values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedom of navigation. Photo: EPA
Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Berlin and Canberra are united by shared values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedom of navigation. Photo: EPA
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