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German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Germany, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde next Wednesday for talks, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday.

"They will discuss current issues against the background of Germany's G20 presidency," the spokeswoman told a regular government news conference.

(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Michelle Martin)

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