By Reuters

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the trade conflict between the United States and China was hitting Germany, which has traditionally relied on exports to propel its economy.

merkel US CHINA - Merkel: US-China trade conflict hitting Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the budget debate in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament in Berlin, Germany September 11, 2019.

“We have international uncertainty due to the US-China trade conflict and that is, of course, having an impact on an export nation like Germany,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

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