Spicer Insists Trump Has 'Unbelievable' Relationship With Merkel After Trip

Pauline Gross
June 1, 2017

The blast came two days after Merkel cast doubts on EU's alignment with the United States and Britain, saying that Europeans should determine their own destiny.

"The pace of development of our relations is fast, direction positive and destination clear". In fact, said the Press Secretary, the Trump-Merkel relationship is "fairly unbelievable".

Jaiswal also assured that on the sidelines of Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC), two financial implementation agreements for 2015 and 2016 was signed.

"They get along very well". This wide-encompassing agreement includes totalisation and exportability of benefits and ensures and coordinates the social protection of nationals of both countries in the area of social security and payment of pensions even in the case of residence in the other contracting state.

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Merkel had called the climate talks "very unsatisfactory" due to the continued uncertainty about Trump's stance.

"A quantum jump in economic relations can be seen between India and Germany and an outcome-oriented momentum can be seen building", he said.

"Very bad for (the) US". He said that last week Trump "re-affirmed the need to deepen and improve our transatlantic relationship".

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"The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union".

He had begun attacking Germany and Merkel during his election campaign a year ago.

The statement said both sides underlined the importance of freedom of navigation in global waters, the right of passage and other maritime rights in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and other principles of worldwide law, referring to the South China Sea dispute. He said Germany wants to shoulder more responsibility on the world stage.

"Europe and the world are facing lots of challenges and to fight those, India believes, the world needs the strong leadership of Chancellor Merkel", he said.

Merkel talked to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin about developing cooperation with India.

India, with 800 million youth and 65 per cent of the population under the age of 35, will be benefited by skills development that Germany can provide, he said.

They "commended the steadfast efforts of the G-4 and other reform-oriented countries and groups in moving forward the discussions towards initiation of text-based negotiations on the Security Council reform agenda at the ongoing Inter- governmental Negotiations (IGN) at the United Nations", it added.

China is the only major country which has been blocking India's entry into the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group.

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