US President Barack Obama has called on the European Union to continue close cooperation with Washington under President-elect Donald Trump.
Obama, who was on his final foreign tour as president, met with the leaders of Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain in the German capital of Berlin on Friday.
The outgoing president had “affirmed the importance of continued co-operation through multilateral institutions, including NATO.”
“President Obama expressed confidence that, even at a moment of great change, democratic values have done more to advance human freedom and progress than any other system in history, and will continue to do so going forward,” the White House said.
Citing observers, The Wall Street Journal reported that the leaders of the European countries were struggling to deter the possible impact of Trump’s election as US president, since they are concerned that he will demand higher military spending from Europe in…