August 28, 2018 / 1:38 AM / 3 months ago

Trump, Merkel support U.S.-EU trade talks in phone conversation: White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday and the two leaders “strongly supported ongoing discussions between Washington and Brussels to remove barriers to a deeper trading relationship,” the White House said in a statement.

Trump and Merkel also discussed other issues including Syria and Ukraine, the statement said.

Reporting by David Alexander; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler

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