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Germany: CETA is a victory for Germans, Canadians and Europeans - Trudeau03:59

Germany: CETA is a victory for Germans, Canadians and Europeans - Trudeau

Germany, Berlin
February 17, 2017 at 14:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked Canada for it's patience in the negotiations on the CETA trade agreement, during a joint press conference with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following their meeting in Berlin on Friday.

Trudeau stressed that, "CETA is an example of what we can accomplish, when our countries work together to deliver real positive results for our citizen. Throughout the lengthy negotiations Germany was a steadfast supporter and demonstrated tremendous leadership, leadership that I thank councillor Merkel for today."

In turn, Merkel stated that she "underlined the very good quality of transatlantic relations, no matter who is elected to the position of President, no matter which party he comes from, good relations are in our vested interests," in reference to the recent election of Donald Trump as US President.

Before visiting Germany, Trudeau addressed on Thursday, in Strasbourg, the European Parliament on CETA agreement. The free trade deal was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday with 408 voting for and 254 against the agreement.

Germany: CETA is a victory for Germans, Canadians and Europeans - Trudeau03:59
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked Canada for it's patience in the negotiations on the CETA trade agreement, during a joint press conference with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following their meeting in Berlin on Friday.

Trudeau stressed that, "CETA is an example of what we can accomplish, when our countries work together to deliver real positive results for our citizen. Throughout the lengthy negotiations Germany was a steadfast supporter and demonstrated tremendous leadership, leadership that I thank councillor Merkel for today."

In turn, Merkel stated that she "underlined the very good quality of transatlantic relations, no matter who is elected to the position of President, no matter which party he comes from, good relations are in our vested interests," in reference to the recent election of Donald Trump as US President.

Before visiting Germany, Trudeau addressed on Thursday, in Strasbourg, the European Parliament on CETA agreement. The free trade deal was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday with 408 voting for and 254 against the agreement.

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