US President Donald Trump had an "extensive discussion" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday ahead of this week's G20 summit, the White House said, amid well documented friction between the two leaders.
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We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military.
Terrorism, free trade and climate will be on the agenda for what is expected to be a politically charged G20 summit in Hamburg.
"While we are looking at the possibilities of cooperation to benefit everyone, globalization is seen by the American administration more as a process that is not about a win-win situation but about winners and losers", Merkel said.
The highly-anticipated first meeting will come on the sidelines of the summit in Hamburg, Germany.
In total, the organizers expect several days more than 100 000 demonstrators.
"We need to let our dialogue mechanisms at different levels play a leading role and enhance strategic communication on bilateral relations and major global and regional issues", Xi said.
Authorities say roughly 8,000 of those are prepared to use violence
German authorities are bracing for trouble in Hamburg as they are anxious that the protests could turn violent.
The German Federal Crime Office warned that violent G20 opponents could carry out arson and sabotage at infrastructure targets such as the Hamburg harbour and airport, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said on Sunday.
Far-left and anti-capitalist protesters from across the European Union have congregated in Hamburg in order to protest the G20 meeting during the week.
Officials have said as many as 8,000 demonstrators, including many intent on violence, are likely to converge on the city for the two-day summit.
Mrs May invited Mr Trump on a state visit to the United Kingdom shortly after he took office, but speculation that it may have been put on hold was fuelled by its absence from last month's Queen's Speech.
Hamburg is boosting its police force with reinforcements from around the country and will have 20,000 officers on hand to patrol the city's streets, skies and waterways.
She reiterated that the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord was "extraordinarily regrettable".
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