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Merkel congratulates Biden on taking office as President of the United States

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden and congratulated him on taking office.

Merkel congratulates Biden on taking office as President of the United States

According to the representative of the German government Steffen Seibert, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, January 25, made a telephone conversation with the newly-made President of the United States Joe Biden.

Merkel congratulated Biden on the inauguration.

“It formulated Germany’s readiness to take responsibility for overcoming international challenges, together with European and transatlantic partners,” Seibert said.

He added that Germany and the United States were unanimous that overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic “requires enhanced international cooperation.”

In addition, the Chancellor welcomed the return of the States to the World Health Organization. Merkel and Biden also discussed foreign policy issues, unusually in the relationship between Afghanistan and Iran, as well as trade policy and the climate.

The German Onion welcomed the American leader’s decision to return the United States to the Paris climate accord, Seibert continued.

He added that Merkel invited Biden to visit Germany, “as much as it will allow” the epidemiological situation.

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