According to Merkel, trump quite clearly expressed his position in his inaugural speech, reports Reuters.
“I firmly believe that if we cooperate on the basis of rules, shared values and collaboration in international Economics, international trade, and to contribute to military alliances, it will benefit us,” said the German Chancellor.
The Chancellor added that the transatlantic relationship will play in the coming years, not less important that it was in years past. “And I’ll work on it. Even if there are different opinions, we are likely to find compromises and solutions, if we exchange ideas with respect,” — said Merkel.