December 15, 2016 / 10:51 AM / 10 months ago

French presidential candidate Fillon holds talks with Germany's Merkel: spokesman

PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate currently seen as most likely to win next year’s French Presidential election, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels on Thursday for bilateral talks, his spokesman Thierry Solere said.

Francois Fillon, member of Les Republicains political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right visits the chirurgical clinic Marie Lannelongue in Plessis-Robinson, southwest of Paris, France, December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

They met on the sidelines of a meeting of center-right European party leaders in Brussels and ahead of a European leaders summit in the Belgian capital.

Reporting by Sophie Louet; Writing by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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