US President Barack Obama has begun his last official overseas trip, embarking on a three-nation tour as he seeks to calm the nerves of allies concerned by Donald Trump’s shock presidential election victory.
Obama flew into the Greek capital of Athens on Tuesday to hold talks with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The US president will also visit the Acropolis, an ancient citadel located above the city of Athens, where he will deliver a speech on the challenges of globalization and democracy.
On Wednesday, Obama travels to Germany, where he will speak with Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as British and French leaders.
He will conclude his tour with a stop in the South American nation of Peru for a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) where he is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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