France and Germany have been the main forces behind European integration and the relationship between their respective leaders has been intrinsic to the development of the European Union.
German chancellor’s centre-right alliance remains largest force in parliament, as far-right Alternative für Deutschland takes 13% of vote in Sunday’s election.
May said that Britain will "stand by our obligations" for payments to the EU, and will discuss them "alongside other questions like citizens' rights."
While the German government repeated its plan on Friday to consider freezing or even ending accession talks with Turkey, European Union foreign ministers shrugged off the idea and instead stressed the need for dialogue.
In addition to EU member states, countries of Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have committed to relocating people. Norway has accepted 1,508 relocated people, Switzerland 1,122 and Lichtenstein 10.