World Joe Biden will receive Angela Merkel with White House on July 15th

16:10  11 june  2021
16:10  11 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Joe Biden and Angela Merkel will meet in Washington on July 15th. Relations between the two countries had cooled down during the Trump era.

The US President Joe Biden will receive the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 15 at the White House, announced Friday, June 11 his spokesman on the margin of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Develop "Deep Links" between the two countries

The German leader, who has to leave the chancery after the legislative elections of September, maintained notoriously difficult relations with Donald Trump.

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The visit of the Chancellor Merkel will highlight the deep links between the United States and Germany, said Jen Psaki in a statement, stating that the Pandemic of Covid-19 and the climate would be part of the priority topics of the meeting. .

To date, the Democratic President has received, in person, only two foreign leaders: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and the South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Cooling Under the era Trump

If Germany and the United States traditionally maintained close relations, Mr. Trump's mandate had been marked by a significant cooling between Berlin and Washington.

The former president took part in what he considered the too weak German contribution to the NATO budget, but also to German exports.

He had announced in July, without consultation, the redeployment of 12,000 American soldiers stationed in Germany. This project was abandoned by Joe Biden as soon as he arrived in power.

Biden likely to come out of Putin summit empty-handed and risks handing the Kremlin a victory, former US officials warn .
"If there aren't clear deliverables criticism will grow that this high-level meeting ultimately benefited the Kremlin," a former US official said.Relations between the US and Russia have been deteriorating for years, and Washington has struggled to come up with an effective response to Putin's increasingly aggressive behavior both at home and abroad. Experts warn that Putin has no intention of using the meeting to improve relations, and question what Biden has to gain via the summit.

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