Trump praised Germany's help in international missions including Afghanistan and spoke favorably of NATO, which he had slammed during his campaign. Merkel insisted on the importance of a strong EU - another area where Trump has been highly critical.
The hostility between Turkey and Israel has resurfaced over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Meanwhile, in terms of economic relations, trade between the countries has been growing steadily.
The US president arrived in China after publicly calling on it to crack down on North Korea. His two-night stay will also have a strong focus on trade.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite opposition from a number of world leaders. The US embassy is to relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
US President Trump has said he has a "great relationship" with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the two met at a regional summit in Manila. The meeting got off to a rocky start with a group handshake gone awry.
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