BERLIN, March 3 (Xinhua) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on March 14, the German government confirmed on Friday.
When asked about media reports of the Merkel-Trump meeting, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said "we do not deny it", adding more details will be given at "appropriate time".
White House on Friday also confirmed the visit. It will be Merkel's first trip to the U.S. after Trump took office.
Trump, during his election campaign, had publicly criticized Merkel and Germany's refugee policy as a "catastrophic failure" and "chaos".
The critics indicated a bumpy start for the ties between Berlin and Washington.
Last month, Merkel hosted the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at Munich Security Conference. In the southeast German city.
Merkel then said world conflicts require "joint efforts", which was seen as a gentle reminder to Trump's unilateralism and anti-globalization policies.
Trump is expected to visit Germany on July 7 and 8, attending the two-day the Group Twenty(G20) summit in Hamburg.