Merkel was a chancellor steeled in foreign policy like few statesmen

Dr Angela Merkel visiting a market in Chengdu during a visit to China in 2014. She developed a distinct fascination with China over the years, leading to her making 12 visits to the country.
Dr Angela Merkel visiting a market in Chengdu during a visit to China in 2014. She developed a distinct fascination with China over the years, leading to her making 12 visits to the country.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be remembered for her pragmatism, tenacity and calmness.

Labelled "queen of the night", Dr Merkel prevailed at many energy-sapping summits that ended in the wee hours of the morning. And she is steeled in foreign policy like few statesmen.

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