Trump, Merkel discuss Minsk peace plan implementation

11:09, 07 July 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss, among other things, the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the White House.


"President Donald J. Trump met in Hamburg, Germany today [Thursday, July 6] with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to coordinate on key policy areas ahead of tomorrow's G20 Summit," the White House said in a readout of Trump's meeting with Merkel.

Read alsoTrump in Warsaw calls on Russia to cease destabilization of Ukraine"The leaders conferred on a range of shared foreign and security policy priorities, including re-energizing implementation of the Minsk Agreements, de-escalating the conflict between Qatar and some of its Gulf and Arab neighbors, and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," reads the report.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Merkel assured during her recent phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on July 5 that the future of Ukraine would not be decided at the G20 summit without Kyiv's participation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin are to hold trilateral talks on the situation in eastern Ukraine on the sidelines of the G20 summit, which is to open in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7.

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