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Obama wishes Merkel speedy recovery, invites her to visit Washington

January 09, 2014, 0:56 UTC+3 WASHINGTON
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WASHINGTON, January 09, /ITAR-TASS/. US President Barack Obama has wished German Chancellor Angela Merkel a speedy recovery and invited her to visit Washington, the White House said Wednesday in a statement on the results of a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two countries.

The President had a telephone conversation with Chancellor Merkel on Wednesday, wishing her a speedy recovery after the injury she had sustained during skiing, and congratulated her on the formation of a new Cabinet, the White House statement said.

Besides, Obama and Merkel discussed an agenda for 2014, including talks on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and a NATO summit, and expressed readiness for close interaction in promoting common interests.

The President also conveyed an invitation to the Chancellor to visit Washington in the coming months at a time of convenience for both sides, a White House official added.

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