Merkel: US Ties Key to Germany 07/20 06:25
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the trans-Atlantic
relationship remains "central" to her government despite tensions with
President Donald Trump.
Merkel didn't respond directly when asked about the relationship at a news
conference Friday whether, given Trump's about-turns on various issues.
Trump has frequently criticized Germany for what he views as inadequate
military spending and over a planned new natural gas pipeline linking Germany
Merkel said that "the order we are used to is under strong pressure at the
However, she said trans-Atlantic cooperation, including with the president
of the United States of America, is "of course central for us and I will
continue to nurture it."
Merkel said she won't back off seeing multilateral approaches and remains
convinced that cooperation produces "win-win" situations.