New York, Apr. 25 :United States President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have made a joint pitch for deeper trans-Atlantic trade. They vowed to complete a vast US-European Union trade pact that could spur much-needed economic growth.
Obama, on a farewell visit to Germany as President, is trying to counter public skepticism about a trans-Atlantic trade deal with Europe, while also facing down criticism from the 2016 presidential candidates of a pending Asia- Pacific trade pact, reports Guardian.
President Obama made the statement in Hanover yesterday, where he will inaugrate the Hanover Messi fair along with German Chancellor on Monday.
Obama said, "the majority of people still favour trade. They still recognize, on balance, that it's a good idea."