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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on her farewell tour before leaving office in December, met US President Joe Biden in Washington on Thursday.

Just before their encounter, I joined China Radio International to analyze relations between the US, Germany, and Europe.

Listen to Discussion from 43:32

After the damaging years of Donald Trump — exploiting the rift since the 2003 Iraq War — has the Trans-Atlantic community been repaired? And how will allies navigate differences in approach over issues such as China and Russia?

The starting point is — Partners may disagree at times. They may have different viewpoints on how to approach a situation internationally. But they talk through those disagreements politely and respectfully, and they move forward.