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In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman

Visit focussed on bilateral relations and preparations for the next G20 meeting

In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
King Salman received Merkel in his palace in the western city of Jeddah. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
Merkel was expected to discuss with the Saudis the agenda for the G20 meeting in July, including the Paris climate accord and G20 decisions on energy, according to a German official. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
An official reception ceremony was held for Merkel, the national anthems of the two countries were played and she reviewed the Guard of Honor. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
Merkel is also expected to urge Saudi Arabia and its fellow Sunni-ruled Gulf monarchies to reduce tension with their Shiite-dominated neighbour Iran, the official added. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the Kingdom and Germany in all fields. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, German Chancellor attend signing ceremony of MoUs and Cooperation Agreements between the two governments. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
The meeting also tackled joint cooperation to combat extremism and fight terrorism, as well as reviewing developments in the region and the two countries positions. (Image: SPA)
In pictures: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saudi King Salman
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Jeddah. (Image: SPA)