July 26, 2008
Germany’s Merkel Has “Positive View” of Obama’s Berlin Speech
Text of report by independent German news agency ddp
Berlin (ddp) - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]) has a positive view of the speech of Democratic US presidential hopeful Barack Obama in Berlin. In the Federal Government's view, the speech was a "positive signal for and in Europe," said government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm in Berlin on Friday [25 July]. Obama had made it clear that "we have to joint together, in international cooperation, to meet the challenges of the 21st century." This is also the position of the Federal Government, Wilhelm continued. Merkel and Obama had shared this view in their conversation.
Originally published by ddp news agency, Berlin, in German 0954 25 Jul 08.
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