German Chancellor Angela Merkel ironically reacted to the concern of the head of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Klaus Schwab, about what she would do after she resigned.
“We hope that you will come to Davos often – not as… as they say in German… pensioners, but as an active participant”, – quotes Schwab “Interfax”.
In response, the chancellor made a joke:
“Well, I’m here today, so you should be happy with what you have.”
Laughter rolled around the hall.
Earlier Merkel decided to resign as chairman of the Christian Democratic Union and said that she would not be nominated for a new Chancellor’s term in 2021.