Germany invites the Netherlands to G20 summit

economic growth exports rotterdam portGerman chancellor Angela Merkel has invited the Netherlands to attend next year’s G20 meetings, the Telegraaf said on Friday.

The main summit takes place in Hamburg on July 7 and 8. Germany took over as chairman of the G20 group of industrial countries on Thursday.

‘We earn a lot of money with international trade,’ the paper quotes Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte as saying. ‘The biggest economies in the world discuss a wide variety of topics affecting financial stability and economic growth during their meetings. These subjects affect the interest of the Netherlands directly.’

The last time the Netherlands was present at a G20 meeting was an informal meeting on China in early 2011. The government was not invited to the big summit of government leaders in Cannes that same year.

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