Solberg and Merkel plan for G20

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Prime Minister Erna Solberg and German Chancellor Anglela Merkel were able to make some joint preparations for the upcoming G20 meeting in Hamburg this summer, when they met near Dusseldorf last week. Their meeting came after both had made an appearance at the opening on Thursday of Norsk Hydro’s new aluminum plant in the area.

Norway is not part of the G20, but has been invited by Merkel as a guest country when the leaders of the 20 biggest countries in the world all meet in the same room.

For Solberg it will be chance to also rub shoulders with the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Turkey’s controversial president Tayyip Erdogan will also be there at the meeting in July. staff