Looming snowstorm postpones Trump-Merkel meeting to Friday

New York [U.S.], Mar. 14 : The meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump has been postponed due to a looming winter storm in Washington. Merkel, who will meet Trump in her first face-to-face encounter with the President will have to wait an extra three days for her introduction.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a briefing that the planned Oval Office sit-down, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until Friday due to the bad weather.

The two leaders will have a host of issues to discuss, including Russia, trade and NATO and Trump is also expected to raise Merkel's stance on refugees, to which he had taken a harsh stand during his campaign, reports CNN.

Trump's meeting with Merkel is the most important sit-down with a foreign leader since the Republican businessman took office in January.

The day of events was slated to include talks, a news conference, and a working lunch. The same itinerary will occur on Friday, Spicer told reporters at the White House..

Source: ANI