Foreign pool report 1 - greeting

Date: July 7, 2017 at 10:45:29 AM GMT+2
Subject: Foreign pool report 1 - greeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood on a red carpet with her hands held in her signature pose in front. She then greeted each leader in turn, receiving kisses on the cheek from European  Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,  European Council President Donald Tusk, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron.

After 15 leaders had arrived, the announcer said the proceedings had concluded and Merkel exited. After several minutes, she returned to welcome three delayed leaders, including President Trump,  South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Trump walked forward with his hand extended, asking "How are you?" He exchanged an extended handshake and remarks with Merkel.

Anne K Walters
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