Wednesday 21 February 2018

Obama and Trump to visit Germany next month

Obama will be in Germany at the same time as the NATO summit which Trump intends to attend

Mr Trump alongside Barack Obama at his inauguration in January. Photo: Reuters
Mr Trump alongside Barack Obama at his inauguration in January. Photo: Reuters

Andrea Shalal

Former US President Barack Obama will attend the annual meeting of the Protestant church in Germany in late May, daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports.

A church spokeswoman declined to comment ahead of a news conference later on Tuesday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and other leaders will also attend the May 24-28 meeting, which will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, launched when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Cathedral.

Obama's visit to Germany would coincide with a NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which his successor Donald Trump plans to attend.

A crowd of more than 200,000 turned out to hear the then presidential candidate Obama speak in Germany in July 2008.

Reuters

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