June 28, 2019 / 2:00 AM / 4 months ago

Germany's Merkel says trade, Iran on agenda in Trump summit

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

OSAKA (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday would cover a wide range of topics including trade, investments, West Africa, counter-terrorism and Iran.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders’ meeting in Osaka, western Japan, Trump called Merkel a “great friend of mine” and praised trade between the two countries.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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