hamburg - Chancellor Angela Merkel officially received the G20 leaders at the Hamburg summit on Friday. Protesters and runners failed to bother the high guests on their way to the Hamburg Fair and Congress Center. The US President Trump was about to finish.
Trump has his first interview with his Russian ambassador Putin at 3.45 pm. The American leader tweeted Friday for a look. The two leaders shook hands at the beginning of the summit. Saudi king Salman has declined. The Brazilian President Temer did, too, but did come.
The G20 is a talk of nineteen countries with high gross domestic product (GDP). The Netherlands is not a member. Three countries that are members of the G20 have a smaller GDP than the Netherlands (Argentina, Saudi Arabia and South Africa). The Netherlands was invited as a special guest at this summit.