Trump and Merkel to meet ahead of G20

 Trump and Merkel to meet ahead of G20

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel plan to meet in Hamburg on the eve of a Group of 20 summit, Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a press briefing.

"Indeed a meeting with the US president is planned before the G20 summit, most probably in the early evening of Thursday," AFP cited Seibert as saying.

Last week Merkel met with key European leaders and vowed to make a stand for climate protection and open markets at the meeting with Trump, who has said he will take the US out of the Paris climate deal and pursue a protectionist “America First” policy.