German leader Angela Merkel held talks with her Canadian counterpart on a first-ever bilateral visit shadowed by eurozone fears and Ottawa's refusal to wade into relief efforts.
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel at Harrington Lake, Harper's official country retreat, in Gatineau Park, Quebec August 15, 2012. Merkel arrived in Ottawa Wednesday on her first bilateral visit to Canada for talks on the global economy and trade.
The delegation was all smiles as Prime Minister Stephen Harper whisked Merkel away to his lakeside retreat for an informal dinner ahead of talks on the debt crisis and efforts to reach an EU-Canada free trade pact.
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