“Everyone would only benefit if Russia and the US establish good and honest direct dialogue with each other,” Merkel told journalists during her news conference concluding the G20 summit in the northern port city of Hamburg.
The German Chancellor said the world still faces a range of problems which can only be resolved through the joint efforts of Russia and the US, including the Syrian crisis, the issue of disarmament and the situation around the Korean Peninsula.
Russia and the US did not resolve all their differences in bilateral discussions on the sidelines of G20 summit, but, nevertheless, created the basis for a future dialog format, she said. Merkel expressed hope that a “healthy relationship” would eventually grow from the exchanges between Putin and Trump.
Politicians “should speak more to each other rather than about each other,” she added. ...
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