MOSCOW (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova – Europe’s ties with the United States are important regardless of who is in power in Washington, therefore it is interested in having a close relationship with US President-elect Donald Trump despite concerns raised by his words during his presidential campaign, Ischinger said.
"The relationship with the United States is a fundamentally important relationship for Germany and for the European Union regardless of who’s in the White House. So of course we are interested in having a close partnership with Mr. Trump even if he has said things during the election campaign which have created … concerns in Europe," Ischinger said.
"Of course I will. I will invite [Trump] as I’m inviting [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin and as I’m inviting Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of the Russian Federation," Ischinger said.
The next Munich Security Conference will be held on February 17-19, 2017.