Merkel to meet new Brown in Berlin

13th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 July 2007, BERLIN (AP) - New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will travel to Berlin next week for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German government said Friday.

13 July 2007

BERLIN (AP) - New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will travel to Berlin next week for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German government said Friday.

Brown and Merkel will meet Monday evening at the chancellery, on what will be Brown's first trip abroad since taking Britain's top job, Merkel's spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm said.

The two leaders planned to address "European and international issues," Wilhelm said, without elaborating on which topics would be discussed.

Brown, who served for 10 years as Treasury chief, replaced Tony Blair as prime minister on June 27.

Germany, Europe's most populous country, currently holds the presidency of the Group of Eight industrial powers. It handed over the European Union's rotating presidency to Portugal at the beginning of this month.

DPA

Subject: German news

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