Carbis Bay, England:
US President Joe Biden will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington on July 15 to affirm “the deep bilateral ties”, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated on Friday.
The announcement was made on the initially day of the Group of Seven summit in England.
Biden has hosted two other world leaders considering that taking workplace, Japan and South Korea.
Psaki said Biden and Merkel “will discuss their commitment to close cooperation on a range of common challenges, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the threat of climate change, and promoting economic prosperity and international security based on our shared democratic values.”
A standoff more than the completion of the $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline piping Russian gas to Europe has strained ties at a time when Berlin and Washington are eager to rebuild relations just after former U.S. President Donald Trump’s term.
The United States waived sanctions last month on the corporation behind the pipeline, Russian state power firm Gazprom, providing Berlin and Washington 3 more months to resolve the dispute.