German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit White House on July 15
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House next month, the White House says.
(CNN)President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House next month, the White House says.
It will be her first visit to Washington during Biden's presidency, and likely her final US visit in a long era as chancellor.
The White House said Merkel will visit on July 15 with a long list of issues to discuss with Biden.
"Chancellor Merkel's visit will affirm the deep bilateral ties between the United States and Germany," the White House said.
Biden has not met formally with Merkel, but has spoken to her by phone.
Her close relationship with Obama was famous, but she also met and spoke with Biden during his tenure as vice president, including during his yearly visits to the Munich Security Conference.