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German business lobby groups call for Russia's inclusion in G-7 meeting

They say Russia's presence can contribute to solving crises

FLOATING: A balloon made by the ONE campaigning organisation depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral in Dresden, Germany, which hosts the G-7 finance ministers and central bankers meeting.


RUSSIA should be invited to rejoin a summit of the Group of Seven industrial powers next weekend, the heads of two German business lobby groups were quoted as saying on Sunday.

The leaders of the G-7 nations held a summit without Russian President Vladimir Putin last year in