Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
Despite the pandemic coronavirus German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Makron did not sit idly by, intensely negotiate with all partners, including with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky.
But on Monday, June 29, the two leaders first met personally at the residence of the German government in Berlin.
And this demonstrated a changed diplomatic Protocol: they shook hands several times and with a smile bowed to each other.
At this detail drew the attention of the publication Deutsche Welle.
Information resource reminds us that attempts to change the traditional handshake taken in the past.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel macron met for the first time after the start of the pandemic. It seems that diplomatic Protocol polite greeting has changed? pic.twitter.com/Jjl3ShCmFk
— DW in Russian (@dw_russian) June 29, 2020
For example, the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany, Horst Seehofer at the official event refused to shake hands with Chancellor Angela Merkel since learned that a handshake can be infected with a new virus. They both laughed, and Merkel withdrew his hand before sitting down. Stopped to shake hands with the colleagues and the French President, Emmanuel macron.
At the same time the Governor of Nebraska John rickets so as not to offend others, came up with a way of greeting elbows. That is how he greeted the people with a suspected coronavirus through quarantine.
Another unusual greeting noticed in Iran. Network spread a video of two friends in masks, Hello, touching feet.
In turn, the Minister of health of New South Wales in Australia Nonsense of Hazzard recommends that instead of shaking hands patting each other on the back. And in China, urging residents in greeting to demonstrate a traditional gesture — the fist in the palm of your hand.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that the pandemic coronavirus has made adjustments not only in the way to welcome heads of state, but also in their style of work. So, President Vladimir Zelensky, whose wife Elena received a positive test COVID-19, was appointed a special mode of operation that enabled him to perform duties in “remote mode”. So did other officials.