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

Mon Feb 9, 2015 12:23pm EST
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WASHINGTON Feb 9 (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)