A telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel led to a “heated debate,” Politico reports citing an unnamed US official. In a conversation this week, politicians argued over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
The source did not specify the specific content of the conversation. Official representatives of the leaders do not comment on this information.
It is noted that Trump and Merkel also had disagreements on other issues – for example, they argued about relations between Russia and China, as well as about NATO. In addition, this week it became known that Merkel would not go to Washington in the summer for the G7 summit due to security concerns.
“The Federal Chancellor thanks President Trump for inviting the G-7 summit to be held in Washington in late June. At the moment, given the general situation with the pandemic, she cannot agree to personal participation and travel to Washington, ”said the official representative of the German government, Stefan Seibert.