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    Merkel, Trump to Meet on Saturday on Sidelines of G20 Summit - German Government

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    BERLIN (Sputnik) - The meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump, which was initially scheduled Friday but was canceled due to a delay in Merkel's arrival in Argentina, will take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday, a representative of the German government told Sputnik.

    "The meeting will take place today, an agreement has been reached," Berlin's representative said.

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    The representative added that about 30 minutes were allotted for these talks in Merkel's schedule.

    This comes after German chancellor arrived in Buenos Aires late on Friday after a delay which followed her plane's unscheduled stop on Cologne en route to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The emergency landing was caused by a technical malfunction.

    The talks with Merkel was not the only cancelled meeting, as earlier the US administration cancelled a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Later, a source familiar with the matter reported that Putin may still hold talks with Trump on sidelines of the summit, noting that the US should initiate the meeting for that.

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