- President Joe Biden announced that the US and Germany were planning to enter into a new climate and energy partnership.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visited the White House on Thursday.
- He also addressed protests in Cuba.
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President Joe Biden revealed that the US and Germany are planning to enter into a new climate and energy partnership, an announcement made during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House on Thursday.
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"Today, we're launching a climate and energy partnership to support energy security and the development of sustainable energy," Biden said at a joint press conference with Merkel.
Biden also expressed concerns about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, and said Russia "must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon." Both leaders also addressed the catastrophic flooding ongoing in Germany that has left at least 45 dead.
In addition to talking about the climate crisis, Biden was also questioned about the protests going on in Cuba and said, "Communism is a failed system, and I don't see socialism as a very useful substitute, but that's another story."