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Chancellor Merkel

Asked what we were hoping to get out of this evening’s meeting with Chancellor Merkel, the PMS replied that this would be their first opportunity to meet since the Prime Minister became the Prime Minister, although obviously they had met before. The meeting would therefore be quite introductory in tone. It was a meeting over dinner, so would probably go on for some time and be wide ranging. The meeting would cover live internal EU issues, no doubt there would be particular focus on climate change, and taking forward some of the issues from the German Presidency. They would also want to talk about where we were on the economic reform agenda within Europe, along with counter terrorism issues and development – a very broad discussion.

Asked if relations with Russia would be discussed, the PMS replied that it would be surprising if they did not touch on issues relating to Russia, but it would be one of maybe a dozen agenda items.

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