Germany and Argentina have agreed on fostering multilateral trade and protecting the environment from climate change, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday during a visit to the South American country.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez took to Twitter Friday to reject remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel urging Latin American countries to intervene in Venezuela's domestic affairs and to seek a coalition that would find a "peaceful solution" to the nation's ongoing political crisis. Merkel has criticised the protectionist stance taken by the USA and called the decision of President Donald Trump of withdrawing from the Paris climate accord 'extremely regrettable'.
The German leader says she was pleased to hear about steps to protect journalists.
"No one country, nor one person alone is able to resolve the problems. We must all work together and we both advocate. a free, open world in which we want to shape globalisation in a humane way", Merkel said. "We know when they must end", said Mr Tusk.
"We are glad that negotiations for a trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union have been relaunched after having been interrupted for a year", she said after meeting with German business leaders. Merkel said the European Union would have to compromise in order to reach an agreement that would benefit both sides.
Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission, said he wanted discussions to proceed without delay, while Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, said "negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready".
"Negotiating a free trade agreement is always a hard matter".
At Remembrance Park Merkel spoke with Vera Jarach, a member of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo - Founding Line, who told the chancellor of how her grandfather had been a victim of the Holocaust and that her daughter had been kidnapped by the military dictatorship in Argentina. She said "great progress" had already been made.
"We are ready for Brexit negotiations... We see it as an opportunity to reach an agreement with the European Union after more than 20 years of these conversations", said Macri.
"I am optimistic", Macri told the news conference. "As of now, I don't see any obstacles for negotiations to start as expected", said Merkel.
Last month he also lashed out at what he called the United States' massive trade deficit with Germany, and accused the country of failing to pay its way in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.