April 5, 2017 / 9:50 PM / 3 years ago

Trump, Merkel discuss Ukraine, Afghanistan by phone: White House

FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump meets with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed several issues including the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the situation in Afghanistan during a telephone conversation on Wednesday, the White House said.

“The leaders pledged close cooperation and coordination on these and other issues,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Eric Beech

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