Germany took note of the U.S. decision to withdraw 12 thousand troops

The German government has taken note of the U.S. decision to withdraw 12 thousand troops, will coordinate this work with affected Federal States of Germany, the U.S. government and within NATO.

This is stated in the published on Wednesday the press service of the government of Germany joint statement, the German foreign Ministry, the defense Ministry of Germany, the German Bundestag and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States of Germany.

"According to the information the US government plans to reduce the ever-present in the German military continent to a maximum of 25 thousand people... the Federal government is taking this decision into consideration and will closely coordinate its activities with the affected Federal lands, the U.S. government and within NATO in order to further implementation (of the decision)," - said in a statement.

The statement indicated that "planning the United States is not final and may be subject to change," a series of measures on withdrawal of troops "can be made in the short term," but "most of the needs in long term implementation."