US has 'no better partner' than Germany - Blinken

Wednesday, 23. June 2021 17:01

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Wednesday that the US has "no better friend" in the world than Germany.

Blinken said that Germany and the US "share a conviction" that no country can address its problems alone, saying that there is a "premium" on cooperation and that the former sets an example of that. During the same conference, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel also stated that the two countries found a common ground on its approaches to Russia and China, and commented that it was good that "America was back."

Merkel is set to visit the White House next month, and she has previously praised US President Biden's initiatives in international relations. However, some tensions between the two countries remain, particularly with regards to Nord Stream 2.

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