Germany's Merkel to meet Macron in Paris on Friday

Chancellor Angela Merkel waves during a session of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag to elect a new chancellor, in Berlin, Germany, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel will head to France on Friday, the first foreign trip of her fourth term as chancellor, to discuss bilateral, European and international topics with French President Emmanuel Macron, a German government spokesman said.

Earlier on Wednesday, German lawmakers re-elected Merkel as chancellor of Europe's biggest economy, almost six months after a federal election. Macron is keen to push ahead with plans for euro zone reforms.

(Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel)