According to them, Donald Trump will ask Angela Merkel for advice on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"The president will be very interested in hearing the chancellor's views on her experience interacting with Putin," an official said. "He's going to be very interested in hearing her insights on what it's like to deal with the Russians."
They are also expected to discuss Germany's level of defense spending for the NATO alliance, the Ukraine conflict, Syrian refugees, the European Union and a host of other issues, said three senior Trump administration officials who briefed reporters.
As previously reported, German chancellor's official visit to Washington is scheduled for March 14.