02:26 GMT01 August 2021
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    Earlier in the day, a senior Biden administration official said that the meeting is unlikely to produce an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but the US president is likely to voice his longstanding concerns about the project to the chancellor.

    Sputnik is live from Washington, DC, as US President Joe Biden receives German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks at the White House.

    The leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, international security, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

    This is the first time Merkel visits the White House during Biden's presidency, and is also likely her final official trip to the United States as German chancellor.

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