"A no is a no," said Friedrich Merz, chairman of the largest German opposition party CDU. He has pledged not to cooperate with the far-right AfD at any level.
Germany is suspending its bilateral cooperation with Niger until further notice and has warned that it might take further steps in response to a military coup last week that saw democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum detained by a group of soldiers.
Germany has said it is putting financial and development aid to Niger on hold following last week's coup. However, officials added that evacuation of German citizens or soldiers is not currently considered necessary.
During a visit to Seoul, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told South Korea "You can count on us," amid persisting tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
While on a trip to Mali, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced more military support for the Malian military junta. Moscow says it will assist Mali in its bid to defeat an Islamist insurgency in the Sahel.