Biden and Merkel pledge a tough stance against Russian aggression and China, saying they will “stand together.”
On Thursday, ANGELA MERKEL paid a visit to Joe Biden at the White House.
The presidents met and discussed a variety of issues, including Russia’s and China’s aggressive behavior. Mr. Biden and Ms. Merkel committed to work together in the face of Russian aggression and Chinese anti-democratic acts. During their joint press conference, Biden declared, “We stand together and will continue to stand together to defend our eastern flank allies at NATO against Russian aggression.”
During the German leader’s visit, the US President, 78, and the German Chancellor, 66, discussed current epidemic limitations.
Mr. Biden stated, “It’s in the process right now.”
“And, what is likely to happen, I will be able to answer that question to you within the next several days.”
The President has directed the administration’s Covid team to determine when the limits can be eased.
The Washington Declaration, an official declaration emphasizing “their commitment to close bilateral collaboration in promoting peace, security, and prosperity around the world,” was also released during the visit.
The two leaders reflected on their friendship during what is believed to be the German Chancellor’s final visit to Washington before she retires.
The Chancellor’s political career has covered four presidential administrations.
Mr Biden remarked, “On a personal note, I’ll miss seeing you at our summits.”
“The United States and Germany have a solid partnership that we aspire to sustain, and I am certain that we will.”
The German Chancellor is the first European leader to pay a visit to Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.
Ms Merkel stated, “I treasure the friendship.”
Chancellor Merkel offered her “deepest sympathy” to those affected by some of the worst flooding Germany has seen in decades while away from home.
During the news conference, she expressed her condolences to the relatives of the deceased and missing.
“I’m afraid we won’t know the full depth of this catastrophe until the next few days.”
She promised that the government will help with the rescue attempts.