German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is traveling to the United States for a meeting with President Bush on Monday.
The two leaders are expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program and reform of the United Nations. A White House spokesman says they also intend to focus on how the U.S. and Europe can work together to resolve a broad agenda of global issues.
After his visit with the president, Mr. Schroeder is scheduled to speak to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and to meet with members of Congress.
Mr. Schroeder was a strong critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, but tensions between the two countries eased somewhat after a meeting between President Bush and the Chancellor in the German city of Mainz in February.
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