It will require more than a new us president to re-establish a good diplomatic relationship between Germany and the UNITED states.
It says German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, in an interview with the news agency dpa.
- All who believe that a democrat in the præsidentstolen will be enough to restore the transatlantic partnership to what it was before, they underestimate the structural changes that have occurred, says Heiko Maas in the interview.
It will be, by all accounts, the former vice-president, Joe Biden, who will be the Democratic presidential candidate at the elections in november.
Heiko Maas stresses that the bilateral relationship with the UNITED states is 'extremely important'. Therefore, according to the minister, to be addressed to improve the relationship.
- currently living it (the relationship, ed.) not up to the requirements, by both sides, says Heiko Maas.
president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, has criticised Germany's handling of a number of cases.
among other things He has been opponent of Germany's cooperation with Russia in connection with the establishment of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.
the President also has at several occasions criticized Germany for not contributing enough to the forsvarsalliancen Nato.
Recently Donald Trump announced a significant withdrawal of us troops, who are stationed in Germany.
instead, would the president send a large part of the 52.000 american soldiers, who are in Germany, to other european countries, including Poland.
At a press conference with the president of poland, Andrzej Duda, earlier this month said Donald Trump, that the UNITED states will send troops from Germany to Poland, because the latter is one of the few Nato countries that meets the target of spending two percent of gross domestic product, gdp, on defense.
- We defend Europe, but the European dragons big advantage of US trade. We are trying to rectify it, it sounded at the time from Donald Trump.