Well, it's a great pleasure to welcome Chancellor Merkel back into the White House. She's been in the Oval Office many times. She's been a great friend. I consider her a personal friend as well as a great friend to the United States. And we saw each other at the G7 and then we saw each other again at the NATO meeting. And today, we're talking about further advancing strong, U.S.-German relationships, which has been strong, is getting stronger. We have a full agenda ahead of us and we're going to be meeting alone for a while, and then we're going to bring in some of our key staff. And one of the things that I want to talk about is the enduring friendship that the chancellor has been so responsible for nailing down and making sure it continues. And we're ready to dive in. The cooperation between the United States and Germany has been strong, and we hope to continue that, and I'm confident we will. [Via Translator] Well, thank you, Mr. President. Thank you very much for the invitation. I'm delighted to be here. We met, that is true, at the G7, also at the NATO meeting, and now we have an opportunity to talk more about our bilateral relationship, that relationship between Germany and America, obviously, always in the context of European matters. We can also talk about and address matters that relate to immediate neighbors, geopolitical issues. That's going to be on our agenda. I'd like to say here that -- how much I value the friendship with the United States of America. I'm more than aware of the contribution of America to a free and democratic -- democratic Germany. So I'm very much looking forward to a deepening of our relations yet again through our talks today. And I think we can -- we will be able to elaborate more on that as we go on. Thank you. Thank you, all. Thank you, guys. Mr. President, why [Inaudible] Let's go. Let's go -- Mr. President -- Thank you so much -- Mr. President -- We're going to -- we're going to have plenty of time to answer your questions in a few moments. Thank you, guys. Thank you. Let's go. Thank you. Thank you, guys. [Inaudible] -- Thank you. Let's go. Thank you. Mr. President -- Thank you so much. Let's go. Thank you.