Obama invites Merkel to US

President Obama invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington “at a mutually agreeable time in the coming months,” the White House said Wednesday.

Merkel’s office announced she has accepted the invitation.

Topics for talks include a new trade deal with Europe and an upcoming NATO summit.

According to a White House statement, Obama also wished Merkel a speedy recovery after a recent skiing accident left her with a fractured pelvis.

The full White House readout of the Merkel phone call:

“The President spoke to Chancellor Merkel today to wish her a speedy recovery following her injury and to congratulate her on the formation of her new cabinet.

“The leaders noted the full agenda for 2014, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations and NATO Summit, and looked forward to working closely together to advance our shared interests.

“The President also extended an invitation to the Chancellor to visit Washington at a mutually agreeable time in the coming months.”