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Armenia–Germany relations have always been stable and solid, with both countries continuing to work together and advance through the years in cooperation. Both countries' leaders have discussed bilateral relations and noted that they have considerably improved over the last few years.
Germany made steps to recognized the Armenian Genocide in 2005, during the rule of the Socialist-Green coalition led by Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. However, while calling on Turkey to accept its "historic responsibility", the German government declined to use the word "genocide". During the Cold War, the need to keep Turkey's support had caused NATO members such as West Germany to ignore the topic.
Relations between Armenia and Germany have been positive.
Armenian soldiers are attached to the Germans when they are in Afghanistan. The division will be guarding the coalition airport in the northern city of Kunduz, Ohanyan said, thanking the German Army for its “overall support” to Armenia’s soldiers both in Germany and in Afghanistan.
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- Germany is proud to be second, after U.S., donor-state for Armenia