2 February 2015

Merkel to visit Obama and Canada's Harper to ready G7 summit

Reuters: 02. February 2015

Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel talks to the media at the end of an EU Summit held at the EU Council building in Brussels, 

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Washington and Ottawa next week for talks with U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the G7 summit that Germany will host in June, Merkel's office said on Monday.

As well as the G7 summit in Bavaria, Merkel will discuss the Ukraine crisis, relations with Russia, the fight against Islamic State, the situation in Afghanistan and Iran and subjects such as economic policy, trade and climate issues, her office said.
The chancellor's visit to the United States and Canada will take place between Feb. 8-10, her office said in a statement, without giving any further details.

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