Berlin, June 29 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday received British Prime Minister Theresa May here for a short bilateral meeting ahead of the arrival of other European leaders for the G20 summit in July. Also Read - France Makes Menstrual Products Free For Students: Here’s How Other Countries Fight Period Poverty

Merkel greeted May at the Federal Chancellery in the German capital and the two leaders held a meeting in which Brexit featured prominently on the agenda, Efe news reported. Also Read - German Prince Sells 135-Room Ancestral Castle For Just Rs 87, Father Drags Him to Court | See Pics

The two leaders met ahead of the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the Presidents of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the European Council, Donald Tusk, for the G20 meet on July 7-8. Also Read - ‘Disgraceful Act’: Here’s How Global Political Leaders Reacted to US Capitol Riot That Left 4 Dead

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, the Netherlands leader Mark Rutte and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg were also headed to Berlin or the summit.

With regards to Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, Merkel told German lawmakers in Parliament earlier in the day that the EU’s priority was its own future.

“The EU was prepared and united to take on Brexit negotiations with the UK,” Merkel said.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.