Sparing no words for Trump, Merkel vows cooperation with Biden

Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday warmly offered to cooperate closely with Joe Biden after his election as America’s next president, a sharp contrast to her stern warning to Donald Trump four years ago.Underlining the President-elect’s “decades of experience in foreign policy” and recalling “good encounters and talks with him”, Merkel vowed to “stand together” with Washington to overcome international challenges from the coronavirus pandemic to global warming.The marked change in tone to Trump’s 2016 victory, which Merkel had greeted with an extraordinary warning over de…

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