Trump and Merkel discussed relations with Russia and situation in Ukraine

The US President Donald trump and the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on Saturday discussed by phone urgent issues of international relations, including relations with Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the White house.

“President trump and Chancellor Merkel today held an extensive telephone conversation covering a wide range of issues, including NATO, the situation in the middle East and North Africa, relations with Russia and the Ukrainian crisis”, — stated in the message.

According to the press service of the White house, trump and Merkel agreed that NATO is the transatlantic relationship “of fundamental importance”.

The parties agreed to deepen us-German relations and strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

The US President accepted the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s economic summit to be held in July in Hamburg, and looking forward to the visit of the German Chancellor in Washington, emphasized in the message.

Earlier it was reported that Putin and trump discussed the situation in Ukraine.

We will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump held talks by phone with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.