German chancellor Scholz to visit White House on March 3

Europe Materials 17 February 2023 08:04 (UTC +04:00)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet with US President Joe Biden on March 3, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, Trend reports citing Reuters.

"The Chancellor’s visit is an opportunity to reaffirm the deep bonds of friendship between the United States and our NATO ally Germany," Jean-Pierre said.

The two will also discuss continued cooperation on a range of regional and global security issues, including working together on shared challenges posed by China and our cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, Jean-Pierre said.

Scholz is due to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris at the Munich Security Conference this week.

Scholz and Biden are also expected to touch on an ongoing dispute between Germany and other European countries with the United States over billions of dollars in green tax credits that are part of the US Inflation Reduction Act passed last year.

Trade issues are ultimately handled by Brussels for European Union members, and a working group with officials from both sides is continuing to meet regularly on the issue.

Scholz last week said he wanted to further deepen economic relations with the US, but said Washington should renounce rules that put European companies at a disadvantage compared to companies from Canada and Mexico, for example.