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Merkel pleased Trump met Putin, hopes for more US-Russian dialogue

Trump and Putin met for the first time at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

world Updated: Jul 08, 2017 22:15 IST
Reuters, Hamburg
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US President Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017.(AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that she was pleased US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had finally met and expressed hope that the dialogue between the two leaders would continue.

“It is a start,” Merkel told reporters at the end of a G20 summit in Hamburg, adding that there were certain problems in the world that could only be solved through cooperation between the United States and Russia.

“It can only be a good thing if there is an honest, frank dialogue,” she said.

First Published: Jul 08, 2017 22:15 IST