President Obama will host Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on Monday, February 9. Chancellor Merkel’s visit highlights the importance of U.S.-German cooperation on global affairs and the strong and abiding friendship between the United States and Germany.
The President and Chancellor Merkel will have a meeting in the Oval Office followed by a working lunch. The two leaders will discuss a range of issues including Ukraine, Russia, counterterrorism, ISIL, Afghanistan, and Iran. They will also cover economic growth, international trade, climate change and Germany’s plans for hosting the G-7 Summit in June.
Germany is a close and valued ally, partner, and friend of the United States, and the President looks forward to welcoming Chancellor Merkel back to the White House.