BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited her likely successor, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, to join her in bilateral discussions with other world leaders during the weekend’s G20 summit, a German government official said on Thursday.
The three German parties working to form a governing coalition plan to complete talks by the end of November and hope to elect Social Democrat Scholz as new chancellor in the week of Dec. 6, party officials said last week.
The fact that Merkel and Scholz attended the meeting together is a sign of the German government’s continuing approach to the G20, the government official said.
The official also said that the bilateral meetings that Merkel will have during the summit will include issues such as negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program and that there will be a meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden.
(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska)
#Merkel #lead #successor #G20 #meeting