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17 Mar '17

Chancellor meets with President Donald Trump

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office

"A good, frank exchange of views" says Angela Merkel

Speaking at the joint press conference in the White House, Chancellor said it had been a great pleasure for her to meet the President in person for the first time. The main aim, she said was to speak to one another rather than about one another, and to identify common interests. more

09 Feb '15

Angela Merkel in Canada

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the press conference

CETA trade agreement a good opportunity

Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that the CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada offers major advantages for Europe, "particularly for Germany as an exporting nation". With Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper she also discussed the G7 summit, the Greek debt crisis and the conflict in Ukraine. more

08 Feb '15

Angela Merkel in the USA

Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Barack Obama.

"We stand for the same principles"

The Chancellor has made it quite plain that Germany and the USA will not let themselves be divided by the crisis in Ukraine. "We stand for the same principles of territorial integrity," said Angela Merkel after her meeting with President Obama. She does not see any military solution to the Ukraine conflict. They also discussed the global economy. more

01 May '14

USA trip

Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with President Barack Obama.

Merkel and Obama in agreement over Ukraine

Germany and the USA intend to do all they can to support preparations for the elections in Ukraine. The two nations are to engage in a cyber dialogue on data security, underscored Chancellor Merkel and President Obama after their meeting at the White House. more

15 Aug '12

The Chancellor visits Canada

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the parliament building

Angela Merkel would like to see a free trade agreement

Chancellor Angela Merkel has now returned from a two-day trip to Canada. Talks with the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper focussed on the euro crisis and a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada. more

18 Jun '12

Mexico summit

The US President meets the heads of government of the euro zone.

The G20 summit concentrates on Europe

There is a general determination to resolve the crisis. The European Union provided very coherent and cogent arguments, reported Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking at the G20 summit. Economic growth and international trade were also on the agenda of the summit in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos. more

20 May '12

NATO summit

Barack Obama and David Cameron shake hands with the Chancellor; second from left is French President François Hollande.

Security must be assured in future too

How can we master the security-policy challenges facing us today and tomorrow? This was discussed at length at the NATO summit attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The spotlight was on NATO’s military capacities and the situation in Afghanistan. more

18 May '12

The Chancellor’s travel reports

A family photo of the heads of state and government

Consolidation and economic growth

Global economic development was the focus of the G8 summit in Camp David. Consolidation and economic growth are two sides of the same coin, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel. Other important points on the agenda included the situation in Syria and Iran. more

08 Jun '11

Germany-USA

Angela Merkel keeps the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Medal of Freedom as a tribute to Angela Merkel's life achievement

The American President Barack Obama has awarded Chancellor Angela Merkel the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Speaking in Washington D.C., Angela Merkel declared that she saw the Medal of Freedom as a testimony to the excellent partnership that exists between the United States of America and Germany. The award will, she said, spur her on and encourage her. more

14 Apr '10

USA trip 

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Mayor of Los Angeles enjoy the view from the terrace of the Getty Center.

Visiting Hollywood

It is the Chancellor's first visit to California, and on the agenda are Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here, on the west coast of the USA, research and business cooperate closely. Nowhere else in the world are scientific findings translated so swiftly into marketable products. more

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