Merkel favours closer ties with US

2012-06-30 22:50
AP

AP

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany and the United States would benefit from having a closer relationship - if they can first manage to overcome their differences.

"We could better develop our economies, stimulate growth, more jobs, if we didn't have so many obstacles in our talks," Merkel said in her weekly video podcast.

The chancellor was speaking on the 60th anniversary of Germany's Atlantic Bridge association, which aims to promote trade, military and educational relations between Washington and Berlin.

The organisation called for "a greater collaboration" between the two countries in the field of technology.

The relationship between the two countries was "a pillar of German politics and will remain so in the future", said Merkel.

"Politically we have a close relationship. We have a great responsibility to the world. We fight for human rights together."

But the two nations still had great differences of opinion, Merkel added, particularly on the issue of climate change where "Germany could be an example" to the US.

Read more on:    angela merkel  |  us  |  germany

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Movies
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The moon moves into your sign today emphasising your brilliant fast paced and innovative mind. Nervous tension can be a problem if...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.