Germany, US 'great friends' despite spying row: US Secretary of State Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hand with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier before a bilateral meeting, as part as talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program, in V
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hand with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier before a bilateral meeting, as part as talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program, in Vienna, on July 13, 2014. Germany and the United States remain "great friends" despite a spying row, US Secretary of State said Sunday in a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Vienna. -- PHOTO: AFP

VIENNA (AFP) - Germany and the United States remain "great friends" despite a spying row, US Secretary of State said Sunday in a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Vienna.

"Let me emphasise the relationship between the United States and Germany is a strategic one, we have enormous political cooperation and we are great friends. And we will continue to work together with the guiding spirit that we exhibited today in a very thorough discussion," Kerry said.