German chancellor accepts defense minister’s resignation

Geopolitics Materials 16 January 2023 16:39
Moscow, Russia TASS
German chancellor accepts defense minister’s resignation

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has accepted Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht’s resignation, Deputy Government Spokesperson Christiane Hoffmann said at a briefing on Monday.

"The chancellor respects Lambrecht’s decision and is grateful to her for the great job she did in this complicated and challenging time. The chancellor will soon present his proposal to the president on a potential successor," Hoffmann noted.

When asked if Scholz had accepted the minister's resignation, she answered in the affirmative.

A German defense ministry spokesman who was also present at the event explained that Lambrecht would continue to serve as the country’s defense minister until she received a resignation letter from the president. It is still unclear when this will happen, he added.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported on Monday, citing German government sources, that the name of Lambrecht’s successor would be announced on Tuesday.