President Biden will receive the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, on July 15 at the White House, said on Friday Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
In a statement published before the start of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay (Cornwall, southwest of the United Kingdom), Psaki said that during the meeting in Washington, both leaders will discuss their commitments to cooperate on a series of common challenges, based on “the democratic values shared by both countries.”
Among these challenges, she cited the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against climate change, and the promotion of economic prosperity and international security.
The spokesman stressed that Merkel’s visit will also reaffirm “the deep bilateral ties between the United States and Germany”.
This Friday, and over the course of three days, Biden and Merkel will meet at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, along with the other leaders of the world’s most industrialized democracies (the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy and France, as well as the European Union).
Merkel will be the first European leader to be received by Biden at the White House since he became President on January 20.
Before Merkel, Biden met at the presidential mansion with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in April and with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in May.