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BERLIN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he was optimistic after meeting German officials in Berlin on Wednesday that differences over a reform of the euro zone could be overcome.
Le Maire said he had a "very good" meeting with Christian Lindner, the leader of the Free Democrats (FDP), who is in coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and is a leading critic of some of France's ideas on the euro zone.
"There are differences," Le Maire told reporters in Berlin. "But they are not insurmountable."
Le Maire said his impression was that Lindner was a man who was "aware of his responsibilities". He said it was important that a German coalition agreement left room for compromises between Berlin and its partners. (Reporting by Noah Barkin, writing by Emma Thomasson, Editing by Michael Nienaber)