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Germany to focus on free, fair trade at G20 summit, says Angela Merkel

Merkel added that G20 leaders will discuss steel industry, where overcapacity needs to be reduced

Reuters  |  Berlin 

Germany wants to make progress in its presidency of the Group of Twenty leading economies on improving free and fair trade and will try to get broad agreement on open markets at next month's leaders' summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. She cautioned, however, that this might not be easy with the US President Donald Trump. "Open markets and free, fair sustainable and inclusive trade is a key focus of our G20 presidency," said Merkel, who will host the G20 in Hamburg next month. "We'll do all we can to get as broad an agreement on this ...

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 15:15 IST