Theresa May calls for a global economy that works for everyone ahead of the G20 summit

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May met with Merkel today ahead of next week's G20 summit (Source: Getty)

Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK is a powerful advocate for free trade and a global economy that works for everyone in talks with EU leaders today.

The PM was speaking on counter-terrorism, trade and climate change in Germany ahead of the G20 summit next week, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

May said the international community must face the fact that some people feel left behind by globalisation, and that not all countries are playing by the rules. She also encouraged other leaders to take steps to make the international trading system work better and to ensure that everyone can share in the benefits of the global economy.

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The PM also spoke on counter-terrorism, saying the international community must come together and do more to counter extremism and online radicalisation, and climate change.

Before speaking with EU leaders, May met with Chancellor Angela Merkel for bilateral talks. The two leaders welcomed the constructive start to Brexit negotiations and agreed on the need to work more closely together to counter threats to European security.

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