March 25, 2020 / 3:04 PM / 9 days ago

Germany's Merkel, China's Xi agree close cooperation on coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping (R) meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Pool

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the coronavirus crisis in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday and they agreed to stay in close contact regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the German government said in a statement.

“They agreed that the current crisis can only be resolved through close international cooperation,” the statement read.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Michelle Martin

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