Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The Transatlantic Alliance Is The Cornerstone
Barack and Michelle Obama welcomed one of the world's most powerful women, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to the White House tonight for a state dinner under the stars. Joined by her husband, Joachim Sauer, Merkel became the first European leader to get the American state dinner treatment since Obama came to office in 2009. Tonight, guests will enjoy the capital's late-Spring heat, dining outside in the Rose Garden.
"The Transatlantic Alliance is the cornerstone - is the heart of our efforts to promote peace and prosperity around the World." (Barack Obama)
"In your address, you said America has no better partner than Europa." (Angel a Merkel)