United States President Barrack Obama will travel to Greece, Germany, and Peru during November 14-21, the White House announced on Tuesday.
“This trip will highlight the President’s commitment to trans-Atlantic solidarity, a strong and integrated Europe, and to cooperation with our Asia Pacific partners”, the White House said.
Obama will arrive in Greece on November 15, where he will see President Pavlopoulos, meet with Prime Minister Tsipras, and reaffirm America’s support for ongoing efforts to place the Greek economy on a path to sustainability and renewed prosperity.
“In the birthplace of democracy, the President will also reaffirm the resilience of democratic values, which have done so much to deliver peace and prosperity to Europe and the wider world. Additionally, the President will make clear our appreciation for the remarkable generosity shown by the Greek Government and people to refugees and migrants”, the White House said.
On November 17-18, the President will visit Germany, where he will meet with Chancellor Merkel to review our close cooperation on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and trans-Atlantic issues.
The President will then travel to Peru from November 18-20 to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, underscoring the United States’ support for the Asia Pacific’s regional institutions and efforts at regional economic integration through trade and investment liberalization.
According to reports, this is expected to be Obama’s last major international trip before he leaves office in January. The United States presidential election of 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8.