Merkel asked world leaders to make compromises at opening of G20 summit

Merkel asked world leaders to make compromises at opening of G20 summit

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Chancellor Angela Merkel last Friday, the leaders of the G20 in Hamburg are asked to be prepared to compromise. There is still a night dooronderhandelen, but that’s part of it, ” she said at the official opening of the summit.

Just had angela Merkel, the leaders – among whom the American, Chinese, Russian and French presidents and prime minister Mark Rutte on a red carpet in the Hamburg trade Fair and Congress centre to receive.

Germany is this year’s chair of the G20 – the nineteen wealthiest countries plus the European Union.

Demonstrators and rioters did not succeed in the high-level guests to hinder on their way to the Hamburg trade Fair and Congress centre. The American president, Trump had a little detour.

Trump has to 15.45 pm his first meeting with his Russian counterpart Putin. The American leader tweeted on Friday that he looks forward. The two leaders shook hands at the beginning of the top. The Saudi king Salman has cancelled. The Brazilian president Temer did that also, but it is still come.

World leaders at G20 summit

All the leaders of the G20 summit pose for a group photo.

Merkel welcomes Donald Trump in Hamburg.

The French president Emmanuel Macron and Merkel at the start of the G20 summit.

Merkel welcomes Putin.

Merkel with the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Merkel and the Chinese president The Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Macron with Merkel.

Trump arrives at the top.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Merkel.

Erdogan with the British prime minister, Theresa May.

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EU president Donald Tusk said prior to the summit said that people smugglers “ruthless” need to be addressed. “We need at international level to do more to the business model of smugglers to break,” said Tusk.

Tusk called on the leaders of the twenty leading economies in the world in to a international sanctielijst, for example, of the United Nations, to prepare for individual human traffickers. Their assets would be frozen and a travel ban against them be set.

“Smuggling of migrants” organised trading. Last year went there in Libya’s 1.6 billion dollar in to”, said Tusk. “The profit is used to make certain parts of Libya under control.

The smugglers also collaborate with the terrorists and undermine the stabilisation of Libya. And above all, go there innocent lives are lost.”

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This year, according to Tusk more than two thousand people drowned, through the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. “The number of people in the desert die is even greater.”

“We are here not only involved because of the migratory pressures on Europe. This is a humanitarian issue. A concrete measure, ” if a sanctielijst is the least that we at the international level can do.”

Migration and cooperation with Africa on the agenda of the G20. For an international UN-sanctioned agreement of the UN Security council is needed. In Hamburg, all of the leaders of the five permanent members: the U.S., China, Russia, the United Kingdom and France.

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