US President Donald Trump praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel, referring to her as «a great friend of mine» and a «fantastic woman,» as two met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday.
Trump also added that he and the Chancellor «have had a terrific relationship» before hailing the US and Germany's trade partnership.
Merkel in turn spoke about the topics the two leaders are... Еще scheduled to discuss.
«We are going to talk about international issues, the developments of the international funds too, especially about what has been happening in West Africa. We will be also talking about counter-terrorism. Of course, Iran will also be on our agenda today. I very much look forward to that exchange,» said the German leader.
At the end of the meeting, Trump told Merkel that he was looking forward to 'spending time' with her rather than watching the Democratic primary debates.
The 14th G20 summit will see world leaders discuss the most important financial and economic issues of the day. Trade, climate change and international crises look set to be top of the agenda. A number of bilateral talks will also take place on the sidelines of the summit.