May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting

May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting”

She made the remarks after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with the leaders of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, hosted by Merkel.

US President Barack Obama, France's Francois Hollande, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Spain's Mariano Rajoy and Italy's Matteo Renzi were expected to raise the issue of imposing additional sanctions on Russian Federation at a meeting with Angela Merkel in Berlin, after a new escalation of fighting in the northern Syrian city.

In the talks in Berlin, during which jittery European partners sought reassurances from Mr Obama, the six parties "agreed on the necessity of working collectively to move the transatlantic agenda forward", according to a White House statement yesterday.

They're joined by French President Francois Hollande, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Commenting on the possibility of Trump shaking up the post-World War II order, Schaeuble said Germany "will survive" and agreed with others that "the office is stronger than the incumbent".

The nation's capital has endured protest after protest ever since the surprise election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton on November 8, and President Barack Obama says it's alright with him if they continue, rejecting calls to ask protesters to stand down.

Trump has applauded the British decision to exit the European Union, or "Brexit", and has had meetings with Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party and a key player in the British decision to leave.

Mrs May and Mrs Merkel will also hold a bilateral meeting at the Chancellery in the German capital, with the Prime Minister due to update the European Union powerbroker on Britain's preparations for Brexit.

"The leaders also confirmed the importance of continued cooperation through multilateral institutions, including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation", the White House added.

Merkel, a pastor's daughter who grew up in communist East Germany, is popular among Germans, who see her as a straight-shooter and a safe pair of hands in tumultuous times.

During and beyond the transition process in Washington, Mr Obama urged his European counterparts to seek solutions with the incoming U.S. administration on the basis of core values.

President Barack Obama is opening his first full day in Berlin by having lunch with U.S. Ambassador John Emerson.

Shortly after the meeting, Obama boarded Air Force One for a flight to Lima, Peru, for a summit of Pacific nations.

Mr Obama's departure after three days in a grey and rainy Berlin brought home to European leaders the amount of unfinished business he leaves behind.

Ahead of yesterday's huddle in Berlin, Mr Obama sounded a note of cautious optimism that Mr Trump could change his position once he takes office as president.

Obama also thanked Merkel for the German contribution in the fight against Islamic State and in the Syrian conflict.

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