Biden to host Merkel at White House

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US President Joe Biden is going to be hosting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House next month.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday that Merkel, who is leaving office later this year, would visit Washington on July 15.

Psaki, in a statement, said the meeting would affirm "the deep bilateral ties" between the two nations, and the leaders would discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and international security.

She and Biden were set to meet later Friday at the Group of Seven summit, a gathering of some of the world's wealthiest nations, taking place in England.