Tough questions still to tackle before G20 summit, Germany says
The Group of 20 leading economies are meeting in Hamburg later this week.
BERLIN - There are still many difficult issues to be resolved ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 leading economies (G20) in Hamburg later this week, a German government spokesman said on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she expects the Group of 20 leading economies to broadly agree on tackling international terrorism at a summit in Hamburg later this week.
She says they would likely have differences on other issues.
Merkel suggests the United States under President Donald Trump is at odds with others on some issues, saying they know certain positions that the American government holds and she does not expect that these positions will be abandoned as a result of a two-day trip to Hamburg.
"Tomorrow the final sherpa round starts and without going into details here, I can say that there are still a lot of difficult questions pending," spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference.