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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany: Official Visit

Yesterday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House. During the Germany Official Arrival Ceremony the President spoke of the strong alliance between our two countries:

"Today marks the first official visit and State Dinner for a European leader during my presidency. It’s only fitting. The transatlantic alliance is the cornerstone -- is the heart -- of our efforts to promote peace and prosperity around the world. And Germany -- at the heart of Europe -- is one of our strongest allies. And Chancellor Merkel is one of my closest global partners."

Read more about the visit or see the Photo Gallery

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany pause as the national anthem is played during the State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, June 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Subject: Weekly Women's Update: Let's Move!, A Visit From Germany, and More

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Weekly Women's Update

Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, the President and First Lady welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House for an Official Visit. Chancellor Merkel is etching cracks in the glass ceiling of inequality by becoming Germany’s first female Chancellor.

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