Things to Watch For at Donald Trump's Meeting With Angela Merkel

Andrea Nahles
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14 March, 2017

Germany's Der Spiegel reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to warn President Trump against imposing a border adjustable tax being pushed by House Republicans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been eagerly preparing for her first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump, will be forced to wait an extra three days for her introduction to the new U.S. leader. "She is also convinced that direct contact with Trump is vital..."

The two were expected to discuss strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, collaborating to fight terrorism and taking steps to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, White House officials said Friday.

While former U.S. President Barack Obama had labelled Merkel his "closest worldwide partner", there has been little known contact between the German leader and Trump since he took office.

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Merkel's office also announced the postponement just before the Chancellor was due to depart.

"Trump will also be interested in hearing Merkel's views on her experience with Russia's President Vladimir Putin", Reuters reported.

With Trump advisors split over whether to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the German chancellor may have an opening to lobby the us administration to maintain its support for the historic, 194-nation treaty. Merkel can mostly negotiate on this point from a position of strength-given Germany's record on promoting renewables-but one pressure point may be her lobbying of USA regulators to relax environmental standards for German diesel cars.


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