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US, European Leaders to Hold Summit in Germany

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FILE - French President Francois Hollande (L), U.S. President Barack Obama and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for the second working session of a G7 summit at the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. Obama will attend talks on Monday with Hollande, Merkel, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi in the German city of Hanover.

FILE - French President Francois Hollande (L), U.S. President Barack Obama and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for the second working session of a G7 summit at the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. Obama will attend talks on Monday with Hollande, Merkel, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi in the German city of Hanover.

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from France, Britain, Germany and Italy next week for an informal meeting expected to cover topics including Syria, Libya and migration.

Obama will attend Monday's talks with French leader Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi in the German city of Hanover.

No set agenda

British and French officials say there is no set agenda, but discussions may include the migrant crisis, the Islamic State, instability in North Africa, and the situations in Syria and Ukraine.

A White House statement adds that "they will also discuss additional steps NATO Allies must take to address challenges on Europe’s eastern and southern periphery, as well as mutual efforts to advance negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership."

The meeting follows Obama and Merkel's visit to the city's industrial technology fair. Obama arrives in Germany on the final leg of a three country trip that also takes him to Saudi Arabia and Britain.

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