Press Conference Chancellor Angela Merkel - President Obama
President Obama and Angela Merkel held a Press Conference in regards to their meeitng at the Oval Office.
President Obama said the meeting with Merkel is the latest chapter of German American Co-operation. Our troops stood side by side during a long cold war and now in AFghanistan. President Obama said that they agreed on the following point;
No nation can stand alone on this global crisis
To strengthen onur financial system
Climate Change- hopes the US will match Germany.s climate chainge commitment
Iran - Stand together in condemning the Iran's actions agains their people
Prevent Iran's nuclear weapons capacity
Middle East - all parties must redouble their effort including two states (an Israel state and a Palestinian State).
Germany has everlasting responsiblities to secure a safe and secure Israel
A comprehensive strategy in Afghanistan
A more substantive relationship with Russia
A joint commitment to reduce nuclear arsenal
Germans have fond memories of Obama's visit to Dresden and Buchenwald
Germany would not stand if Americans would not have helped us at the conclusion of World War II
We need to work together to get past this global economic crisis
The Iranian people have a right to peacful demonstrations
They the right to have votes counted
The Iranian nuclear program to be stopped
The peace process in the middle east must gain momentum
Partnership with Russia is very important for GE and EU. To that end America needs a good relation ship with Russia as. This includes China.
America has taken good steps to implement financial market regulations and we have as well. We must see where where they meet and create a level playing field.
Climate Change. The upcoming US bill points to the fact that US is serious about climate change.
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