Obama in Germany for a farewell visit and strengthening of ties

Obama was on November 16 wrapping up the Greek leg of a farewell European trip with a visit to the Acropolis and an eagerly-awaited speech on democracy before heading to Berlin. PHOTO: AFP
Obama was on November 16 wrapping up the Greek leg of a farewell European trip with a visit to the Acropolis and an eagerly-awaited speech on democracy before heading to Berlin. PHOTO: AFP

BBC – US President Barack Obama is holding talks with close ally Angela Merkel on a last visit to Germany before he hands over to his successor, Donald Trump.

As he arrived in Berlin late on Wednesday, Mr Obama and the German chancellor issued a joint statement strongly defending globalisation.

They said that with the world economy developing faster than ever, co-operation between nations was vital.

Mr Obama is meeting other European leaders before he leaves Berlin.

He is expected to hold talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the leaders of France, Italy and Spain on Friday, before flying to Peru.

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