Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh met yesterday with German counterparts Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chief Economic Advisor of Chancellor Merkel, and Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary of the German Ministry of Finance, to discuss our close cooperation on a range of regional and global issues. This was the first round of talks under the aegis of the U.S.-Germany Economic Dialogue announced by President Biden and Chancellor Merkel in the July 15 Washington Declaration. Mr. Singh, Mr. Röller, and Mr. Schmidt discussed our cooperation bilaterally and through multilateral organizations such as the G-7, G-20, the EU, and United Nations on global infrastructure development, COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution, and climate finance. They also talked about ways to further enhance U.S.-Germany cooperation on technology and vocational training.
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