Donald Trump has made it clear several times that he is not a huge fan of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Although the two haven't met before they already share a history that might weigh on their meeting.
Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Emperor Akihito on the second and final day of her visit to Japan. Later events with students and scientists covered topics from North Korean disarmament through to cows' digestion.
The Fulbright Association praised the German leader for her dedication to "international cooperation and peace." In accepting the award, Merkel said it was important to "stand up against" nationalist ideologies.
As Donald Trump leads the US's withdrawal from multilateralism, the Munich Security Conference is dominated by concerns the world is fragmenting. But, to some, insisting on this world order threatens Cold War conditions.
The German chancellor called on attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos to remain committed to global institutions but to be open to compromise. She also said that Germany's recent political instability was over.
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