IIRC this has been the practice during various colonial troubles and handovers past. It should be so again.
Unfortunately, I do not think that the Neue Arbeit administration have read enough history to know of such things. History used to be the key degree to become a politician.
This is one reason why I like to see people like Boris Johnson involved, for he knows history and the Classics and can remember why people screwed up and why they did not.