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Biden and Merkel present united front — but still don’t see eye to eye on Nord Stream 2

Of the pipeline, Biden said “good friends can disagree” and noted that it was almost completed when he took office while defending his decision to waive sanctions against the company behind the pipeline.

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“It made more sense to work with the chancellor on finding out how she would proceed based on whether or not Russia tried to essentially blackmail Ukraine in some way,” Biden said, noting that he asked their teams to look at practical measures they could take together.

In her remarks, Merkel said the two leaders have “come to different assessments as to what this project entails,” but said they agreed that Ukraine remains a transit country for natural gas and has a right to territorial sovereignty.

The two leaders said Germany and the U.S. are launching a partnership on climate and energy, painting the climate push as common ground between the two countries.

Biden said the partnership will support energy security, the development of sustainable energy technologies and emerging economies such as Ukraine.

In a start contrast to the relationship between Merkel and former President Donald Trump, the German chancellor described the U.S.-German climate partnership as a “very important message,” saying the countries want to built on “future-oriented” technologies like renewables.

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Merkel’s visit to the White House was her first since 2019. She characterized her conversation with Biden as pleasant, noting “we all share the same values” — also a significant change in tone from the Trump era.

Biden is the fourth and final president Merkel has visited during her time as chancellor. She’ll step down following German elections in September.

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