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Germany’s Merkel working toward spring meeting with Trump

Merkel had offered to meet Trump in the United States in her capacity as chairman of the Group of 20 leading economies, the sources said.

By: Reuters | Berlin | Published: January 16, 2017 8:50 pm
angela merkel, merkel, merkel trump, donald trump, merkel united states, us news, world news German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a news conference in Perl, southwestern Germany, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.  (Oliver Dietze/dpa via AP)

Chancellor Angela Merkel is working to set a date this spring for a meeting with Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, German government sources said on Monday.

Merkel had offered to meet Trump in the United States in her capacity as chairman of the Group of 20 leading economies, the sources said.

The chancellor has spoken with Trump only once, shortly after his election to succeed U.S. President Barack Obama.

In a joint interview published by the Times of London and Germany’s Bild newspaper on Monday, Trump said he had always had “great respect” for Merkel, but described her 2015 decision to allow in a wave of a million migrants as a “catastrophic mistake” that opened the door to terrorist attacks.

Merkel refused to comment on the interview during a news conference with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, saying she would wait until after Trump’s inauguration and then planned to work with him at all levels of government.

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  1. Abhijit 77
    Jan 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm
    Merkel also awards about the Truth, her Alps mountainian mistake. She opened the doors for the poison snakes- Muslim terrorists. Now The entire Europe becomes 'Muslim Refugeethan'. Since terrorism is the basic culture of these refugees, entire Europe is infected with terrorism.
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      Balasubramanya
      Jan 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm
      All political decisions will have adverse effects on Germany both social and economic and in the long run Germany have to fight terrorism due to catastrophic effect on her bad migration policy as said by Trump.
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