German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to discuss this year’s Group of Seven (G7) summit during a meeting in Florence with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, her spokesman said Friday.

Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel

Merkel will head to Florence on Thursday, after having delivered an address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Merkel is touring world capitals in preparation for the June 7-8 summit, which will be held at Schloss Elmau, a century-old luxury hotel located 100 kilometres south of Munich.

Spokesman Steffen Seibert said the two leaders also plan to discuss EU policy, economic topics and energy policy, but gave no details. A joint news conference is scheduled for Friday morning.

Renzi was the mayor of Florence before being appointed prime minister at the helm of a broad coalition government.


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