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Germany Sends Envoys to Washington to Patch Transatlantic Rift

  • Merkel advisers head to the U.S. amid lingering tensions
  • Biden set to meet the chancellor during June trip to Europe
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Germany will send a high-level delegation to Washington as part of an effort to patch lingering rifts, including tension over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia and spying practices.

The officials will head to the U.S. capital in the coming days to discuss economic and political relations and prepare for upcoming multilateral meetings. As part of Joe Biden’s first trip to Europe as U.S. president this month, he’s due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.