German chancellor Angela Merkel has predicted hard talks at the G7 summit, and warned that she will not accept conclusions on issues like trade that water down the group's previous statements.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she answers questions of lawmakers during a government questioning as part of a meeting of the German parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
"I think we will come toward each other with reforms to the currency union, but these reforms to the currency union are really not the only reforms we need", she said, mentioning foreign, asylum, migration, development and security policies.
The group of Western powers meets in Charlevoix, Quebec on Friday and Saturday amid growing tensions between the USA and its allies after Washington announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement.
Merkel is anticipated to deal with the Group of seven Western powers' summit in Quebec later this week after which face questions.
"There must not be a compromise simply for the sake of a compromise", Merkel said.
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Mrs Merkel was asked by MPs from the nationalist Alternative for Germany, or AfD, and hard-left Left Party whether it would not make sense to talk more with Russian Federation.
She added she would "of course try to speak to the USA president about the current problems that we have overall, in particular on Iran and on trade tariffs".
While it lacked the raucous free-for-all quality of the familiar British version of the tradition, Wednesday's session marked the first time the German chancellor has faced members of parliament for a direct interrogation. Lawmaker Hansjörg Müller asked if Merkel, who has been a strong critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, planned to engage more closely with Moscow.
Germany has long sought a permanent seat.
Merkel said in Berlin on Thursday "we should talk with each other before we keep on talking about each other".