Germany, EU host conference on rebuilding Ukraine

By DW News

Berlin, Oct 25: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are hosting an expert conference in Berlin on Tuesday for talks on the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also scheduled to address participants at the International Expert Conference on the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernization of Ukraine via video call.

“We do not know when this war will end. But end it will,” Scholz said in his opening remarks.

“And when it does, we will continue to stand by Ukraine and its struggle for security, freedom and democracy,” he added.

German and EU leaders call for Ukraine ‘Marshall Plan’German and EU leaders call for Ukraine ‘Marshall Plan’

“We know that no two countries’ history are the same. But from our own historical experience, we also know that reconstruction is always possible and that it is never too soon to tackle this task,” Scholz said.

He and Von der Leyen and Scholz had called for a “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Ukraine, referring to a US initiative that helped rebuild Germany after the Second World War.

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