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Gabriel in Washington throws bridges to the government Trump

The minister for Foreign affairs of Germany Ζίγκμαρ Gabriel announced yesterday that he intends to visit Washington and to strengthen the relations with the closest ally of Germany outside Europe, a few days after a high official of the government of Donald Trump criticized the policies of Berlin.Gabriel said that he looks forward to “good, open and friendly” dialogue with the Rex Τίλερσον, whose appointment as Foreign minister was approved by the us Senate yesterday, and added that Germany is seeking answers for the new foreign policy of the United States, its relationship with NATO and other important issues.”The world will not wait for us. There are urgent issues on the global agenda for which Germany and America as well as Europe and America, you will need to coordinate closely,” he said in a statement, Gabriel, adding: “The friendship between the two countries is a lot greater than a beneficial cooperation between governments, but without a good and trustworthy relationships between those governments, will not go well.”The German chancellor Άγγελα Merkel was the closest ally in the European Union for the american president Barack Obama, who had called him an excellent partner in a farewell visit to Berlin in November, but the relationship between the two countries has significantly deteriorated under the presidency of the Trump.The Merkel government has offered to visit the chancellor the united states in the spring, as chairman of the Group of 20 developed countries (G20), according to sources in the government. The Trump has accepted an invitation to the G20 summit which will host Merkel in Hamburg at the beginning of July, and on Saturday, the Trump has announced that it is looking forward to host you soon Merkel in Washington.The two leaders issued positive statements after their conversation on Saturday, the NATO, the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, relations with Russia and the war in eastern Ukraine, but later Merkel criticized harshly the entry ban in the USA, signed by Trump and respect of refugees from muslim countries.The government spokesman Steffen Ζάιμπερτ said at a press conference yesterday that apparently there are differences between the two leaders.

The minister of Foreign affairs…
Germany Ζίγκμαρ Gabriel announced yesterday that he intends to visit Washington and to strengthen the relations with the closest ally of Germany outside Europe, a few days after a high official of the government of Donald Trump criticized the policies of Berlin.
Gabriel said that he looks forward to “good, open and friendly” dialogue with the Rex Τίλερσον, whose appointment as Foreign minister was approved by the us Senate yesterday, and added that Germany is seeking answers for the new foreign policy of the United States, its relationship with NATO and other important issues.
“The world will not wait for us. There are urgent issues on the global agenda for which Germany and America as well as Europe and America, you will need to coordinate closely,” he said in a statement, Gabriel, adding: “The friendship between the two countries is a lot greater than a beneficial cooperation between governments, but without a good and trustworthy relationships between those governments, will not go well.”
The German chancellor Άγγελα Merkel was the closest ally in the European Union for the american president Barack Obama, who had called him an excellent partner in a farewell visit to Berlin in November, but the relationship between the two countries has significantly deteriorated under the presidency of the Trump.
The Merkel government has offered to visit the chancellor the united states in the spring, as chairman of the Group of 20 developed countries (G20), according to sources in the government. The Trump has accepted an invitation to the G20 summit which will host Merkel in Hamburg at the beginning of July, and on Saturday, the Trump has announced that it is looking forward to host you soon Merkel in Washington.
The two leaders issued positive statements after their conversation on Saturday, the NATO, the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, relations with Russia and the war in eastern Ukraine, but later Merkel criticized harshly the entry ban in the USA, signed by Trump and respect of refugees from muslim countries.
The government spokesman Steffen Ζάιμπερτ said at a press conference yesterday that apparently there are differences between the two leaders.

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