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Merkel and Trump spoke about continuing US-Germany ties: spokesman

REUTERS
Published : Nov 11, 2016, 5:56 pm IST
Updated : Nov 12, 2016, 5:31 am IST

Merkel will meet with outgoing US President Obama in Berlin on Thursday, in part to discuss stalled free trade talks between US and EU.

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: AP)
  German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: AP)

Merkel will meet with outgoing US President Obama in Berlin on Thursday, in part to discuss stalled free trade talks between US and EU.

Berlin

: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Thursday about continuing longstanding ties between Germany and the United States, a spokesman for Merkel said on Friday.

Government spokesman Georg Streiter gave no further details about the length of the conversation or additional issues discussed by the two, who have not yet met in person.

Merkel will meet with outgoing US President Barack Obama in Berlin on Thursday, in part to discuss stalled free trade talks between the United States and the European Union, Streiter added.