Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Obama lands in Athens for final European voyage

US President Barack Obama arrived in Athens on Tuesday, the first stop on a final foreign trip that will aim to reassure worried Europeans following Donald Trump's surprise presidential election victory.

Opening a farewell visit to Europe, Obama is to visit the Parthenon, deliver a speech on the challenges of globalisation and meet Greek leaders before heading to Germany on Wednesday.

The 44th president will conclude his trip with a stop in Peru for a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC).

Among the leaders he is expected to meet there is President Xi Jinping of China.

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