ALSO READGermany arrests 7 Afghan refugees accused of raping teen Germany arrests Afghan, 19, suspected of Taliban membership Germany: Investigation indicates train attacker acted alone IS releases video of Germany train attacker making threats Afghan official: Taliban attack German consulate, killing 4
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved a young Afghan boy to tears, shaking his hand after he publicly thanked her at a party meeting. The boy, identified only as Edris, and his father attended a congress in Heidelberg Monday evening of Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats. Edris said: "Thank you, Mrs.
Merkel!" The chancellor replied: "You've learned German well" and added "keep practising." He did, telling the chancellor: "And I wanted to touch your hands once." Merkel stepped down from the podium to meet the boy and pose for photos. Video footage showed the youngster wiping away tears. Germany took in hundreds of thousands of migrants last year, earning Merkel both praise and criticism. Earlier in yesterday's meeting, a disgruntled party member urged her to resign, earning boos.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)