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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) poses for photos with British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) before the preparation meeting for G20 at German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)(gl)

British Prime Minister Theresa hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the former arrived in German capital Berlin where Brexit topped the discussion….reports Asian Lite News

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) poses for photos with British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) before the preparation meeting for G20 at German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)(gl)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received British Prime Minister Theresa May here in Berlin for a short bilateral meeting ahead of the arrival of other European leaders for the G20 summit.

Merkel greeted May at the Federal Chancellery in the German capital and the two leaders held a meeting in which Brexit featured prominently on the agenda, Efe news reported.

The two leaders met ahead of the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the Presidents of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the European Council, Donald Tusk, for the G20 meet on July 7-8.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, the Netherlands leader Mark Rutte and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg were also headed to Berlin or the summit.

With regards to Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, Merkel told German lawmakers in Parliament earlier in the day that the EU’s priority was its own future.

“The EU was prepared and united to take on Brexit negotiations with the UK,” Merkel said.