German Foreign Minister Sees 'more Difficult' Times With Trump

German foreign minister sees 'more difficult' times with Trump

BERLIN, Nov 9, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 09th Nov, 2016 ) - Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Wednesday that US foreign policy would become more unpredictable after Donald Trump was elected president, making things "more difficult". "I think we must expect that American foreign policy will become less predictable for us and we must expect that the United states will be more inclined to make decisions on its own," he said.

"In other words, and I will not dress it up, nothing will become easier, many things will become more difficult," said Steinmeier, who had during the US campaign compared Trump to a "hate preacher" and also described the prospect of him taking the White House as "frightening". Nevertheless, Germany's top diplomat said he would not give up on transatlantic ties, which he said were "akin to the foundations of the West". "We must not abandon this foundation," he said, pointing to the traditionally strong diplomatic and people-to-people ties between the two countries.