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Ivanka Trump in Berlin to talk women’s economic empowerment

Participants speak before the opening of the Woman 20 Dialogue summit for the empowerment of women in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Ivanka Trump will participate in the event later in the day. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Ivanka Trump is in Berlin on her first international outing as a White House adviser, where she will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss ways to encourage women’s economic empowerment.

Trump and Merkel are on a panel discussion Tuesday as part of the W20 Summit, a women-focused effort within the Group of 20 countries, entitled “Inspiring women: Scaling up women’s entrepreneurship.”

Trump will also visit a technology college run by the Siemens company and go to the German capital’s memorial to the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis.

Trump stepped away from running her fashion brand to take a role as an unpaid White House adviser in her father’s administration. She has spent time talking about women’s empowerment, often at White House forums and roundtables.

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