June 28, 2019 / 11:12 AM / 20 days ago

China's Xi, Germany's Merkel agree Iran issue should be resolved peacefully: Xinhua

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed the Iran nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully and that further escalation of tension should be avoided, China’s official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

Xi and Merkel met on the sidelines of a Group of 20 leaders’ meeting in Japan, the report said, adding that Xi told Merkel German companies were welcome to continue investing in China.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Writing by Se Young Lee

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