Former U.S. President Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, April 5, for private, closed door talks at the chancellery.
Obama waved as he left alongside Merkel. Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said she has met repeatedly with ex-heads of state and government "with whom she worked together closely and well for a time."
He said the meeting has no implications for current German-U.S. relations. Asked whether it was a signal to President Donald Trump, with whom Germany has a sometimes-complicated relationship, Seibert replied: "I would firmly reject that impression."