The final showdown! Boris squares off against Merkel during her last G7 – crunch meeting

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The two leaders posed for pictures in front of the world’s media before carrying out talks on UK-German relations in private.

Brexit frictions have dominated the summit’s agenda so far, with Mr Johnson meeting Ms Merkel as one of a series of bilateral talks with EU leaders.

The Prime Minister has also met with France’s Emmanuel Macron and held talks with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel this morning.

The G7 summit in Cornwall is the last which Ms Merkel before hanging up her boots as German Chancellor.

Ms Merkel has been the only regular at the international summit since 2006 when she first took on the role as German premier.

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