BERLIN: US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a telephone call on Thursday that a UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria must be implemented immediately.
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"Both agreed that the Syrian regime and its Russian and
Iranian allies should promptly and fully implement UN Security
Council Resolution 2401 (2018). This resolution demands an
immediate ceasefire in Syria," Merkel's spokesman said on
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"The chancellor and the president are also concerned about
Russian President Putin's latest remarks about arms developments
and their negative impact on international arms control
efforts," spokesman Steffen Seibert added in a statement.