Cameron, Merkel discuss Ukraine situation

London, March 11: British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on priorities of de-escalating the situation in Ukraine and cementing European Union (EU) trade relations with America and China, the British Prime Minister’s Office announced Monday.

The discussions took place during a working dinner between the two leaders after they jointly opened CeBIT 2014, one of the world’s largest IT fairs, in western German city of Hanover Sunday evening, Xinhua quoted a Downing Street spokesperson as saying in a statement.

“Their discussions focused on the situation in Ukraine, following on from last week’s European Council. They both agreed that the priority is to de-escalate the situation and to get Russia to engage in a contact group as swiftly as possible,” it added.

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