Sarkozy `misunderstood` Merkel on Roma: German FM

French President had claimed that Germany was planning to clear Roma camps.

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 14:39 PM IST

Berlin: French President Nicolas Sarkozy`s claim that Chancellor Angela Merkel had told him about German plans to clear Roma camps is a "misunderstanding”, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Friday.
"The Chancellor has ... informed me about what was said in her talks (with Sarkozy)," Westerwelle told Deutschlandfunk radio.
"There was no such announcement by the Chancellor. It would run contrary to the German Constitution. I suspect that this was all a misunderstanding."

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