German chancellor Scholz to go to White Home on March 3

WASHINGTON: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on March 3, his first go to to the White Home since simply earlier than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned on Thursday.

“The Chancellor’s go to is a chance to reaffirm the deep bonds of friendship between america and our NATO ally Germany,” Jean-Pierre mentioned.

Assembly simply after the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, Biden and Scholz will talk about ongoing efforts to help Ukraine, impose prices on Russia by way of sanctions and export controls, and strengthen transatlantic safety, she mentioned.

The 2 may even talk about continued cooperation on a variety of regional and world safety points, together with working collectively on shared challenges posed by China and our cooperation within the Indo-Pacific, Jean-Pierre mentioned.

Scholz is because of meet with Vice President Kamala Harris on the Munich Safety Convention this week.

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Scholz and Biden are additionally anticipated to the touch on an ongoing dispute between Germany and different European nations with america over billions of {dollars} in inexperienced tax credit which are a part of the U.S. Inflation Discount Act handed final yr.

Commerce points are in the end dealt with by Brussels for European Union members, and a working group with officers from each side is continuous to satisfy repeatedly on the difficulty.

Scholz final week mentioned he wished to additional deepen financial relations with the U.S., however mentioned Washington ought to resign guidelines that put European firms at a drawback in comparison with firms from Canada and Mexico, for instance.