Role of host is to find compromise

As G20 summit gets closer in Hamburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is outlining her broad thoughts:

  • I will represent Germany and European interests
  • Role of the host is to find compromise
  • She is not all that worried about Trump's visit to Poland
  • Does not see her role as mediator between Trump and Putin; we have clear positions on issues like Ukraine
  • On climate change there are various optoins for a solution
  • Knows US wants to leave Paris accord but many others remain committed.