July 18, 2018 / 12:02 PM / 3 months ago

Germany on Helsinki summit: Dialogue is best way to solve problems

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomed this week’s summit in Finland between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with a government spokesman saying talking is the best way to overcome differences.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“We welcomed the meeting, it is good when people talk... We are persuaded that dialogue is the best means of finding solutions,” spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters when asked about the summit.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers editing by Thomas Escritt

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