German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Washington today, where he will hold talks with his American counterpart Joe Biden, the White House announced today.

The meeting between the two presidents will confirm “our close coordination as NATO allies on a number of important issues, including the defense of democratic values ​​and our shared commitment to support Ukraine in its struggle against Russian invaders,” the statement said. White House.

From the office of the German president in Berlin, it became known that Steinmeier is traveling to Washington accepting an invitation from Biden. It is the first meeting between the two leaders since Frank-Walter Steinmeier – Germany’s former foreign minister – assumed the presidency of his country.

German-American Day is celebrated on October 6, commemorating the founding of Germantown in Pennsylvania (October 6, 1683) by the first German immigrants to settle in America.