Obama, Merkel say U.S., Germany committed to completing trade pact
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to completing the U.S.-EU trade agreement.
Merkel, speaking alongside Obama at the White House following their meeting, also said the pact will help Europe with its energy issues.
"This is a very important issue. It will be very important for us to bring the negotiations very quickly to a close," Merkel said.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey)