The co-leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), Jörg Meuthen, has blamed his fellow co-head Frauke Petry for the breakdown of a clear-the-air meeting with Muslim leaders on Monday.

Speaking to tabloid Bild, Meuthen said that his party colleagues had failed to properly prepare for the meeting with Aiman Mazyek, president of the Central Council of Muslims.

"With a meeting like this you need to clearly define what will be discussed, that clearly wasn't the case" he said.

Meuthen was not present at the meeting, which was attended by Petry and party colleagues Albrecht Glaser and Armin-Paul Hampel.

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