Merkel hopes for revival of frozen free trade talks with U.S. - interview

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful frozen negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States would be revived one day, in an interview to be published on Saturday.

Talks with the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have been frozen since the victory of President Donald Trump.

"The U.S. president is pushing for fair conditions for his country and we are looking after the German and European interests," Merkel told the RND newspaper group.

"I don't rule out that the negotiations over a trade deal with the U.S. will be revived one day."

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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