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Sunday 22 October 2017

Ivanka Trump to join world's most powerful female leaders at G20 women's summit

Ivanka Trump. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Andreas Rinke

Ivanka Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in Berlin next Tuesday at a summit of women from leading world economies, the organisers said.

Trump, who is an informal advisor to her father, United States President Donald Trump, will join Merkel and Lagarde for a podium discussion on global support for women entrepreneurs at a two-day G20 women's summit.

Germany holds the presidency of the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies this year. Other participants at the summit in Berlin will include Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Trump has been an increasingly influential adviser to the US president and her husband, Jared Kushner, is a powerful adviser to him.

Ivanka Trump with her father at the Trump Turnberry golf course in Scotland
Ivanka Trump with her father at the Trump Turnberry golf course in Scotland
Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk off Air Force One with their children at Palm Beach International airport as they prepare to spend part of the weekend together with her father President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 10, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Ivanka Trump, with her husband Jared Kushner and their children, depart after her father President Donald Trump formally signed his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)

She will also visit a Siemens academy while in Berlin, according to a schedule of her visit published by the White House.

Donald Trump with children Eric, Ivanka and Donald Jr. Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Donald Trump with children Eric, Ivanka and Donald Jr. Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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