Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                           June 18, 2009
Statement by the Press Secretary
on the visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House
President Obama looks forward to welcoming Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to the White House on Friday, June 26. The United States and Germany, a NATO ally, enjoy long-standing and strong bilateral relations and partner together around the world to promote peace, prosperity, and democratic freedoms. The President looks forward to consulting with the Chancellor on a broad agenda of global issues of mutual concern.

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