February 9, 2015 / 5:32 PM / 3 years ago

Germany's Merkel says wants European trade agreement with U.S

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Ukraine at the White House in Washington February 9, 2015.Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was in Germany's interest to reach a European free trade agreement with the United States.

Merkel said at a joint news conference in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama that such an agreement would help boost growth and that Germany would ensure negotiations are pursued.

Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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