BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a free-trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a priority for President Barack Obama's second term, and will help create jobs and growth on both sides of the Atlantic.
Speaking after talks Tuesday with officials in Germany, Europe's largest economy, Kerry said such an agreement would create "jobs for Germans, jobs for Americans and jobs for all Europeans -- and help lift the European economy."
The swing through Berlin was his second stop on a nine-country dash through Europe and the Middle East, Kerry's first trip as secretary of state.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said after meeting with Kerry that negotiations on a trans-Atlantic trade deal could begin by summer.
He says: "We see here a window of opportunity."
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