- Title: Angela Merkel arrives at Berlin hotel for dinner with Barack Obama
- Date: 16th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 16, 2016) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOT) CAR CARRYING GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL PULLING UP OUTSIDE HOTEL ADLON, MERKEL GETTING OUT OF CAR AND WALKING INTO HOTEL
- Embargoed: 1st December 2016 18:53
- Keywords: Merkel Obama Hotel Adlon Berlin dinner European farewell tour Germany U.S.
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00158P4BIF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived at Berlin's Hotel Adlon on Wednesday (November 16) for dinner with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Obama is visiting the German capital as part of a farewell European tour before his successor Donald Trump takes office in January.
He arrived in Berlin earlier on Wednesday after kicking off his last overseas trip in Athens.
Obama is seeking to assuage the concerns of European leaders regarding the upcoming Trump presidency. In particular, Obama wants to reassure U.S. allies that the Republican President-elect plans to maintain core U.S. strategic relationships around the world, including with NATO.
Merkel and Obama are due to meet again for talks on Thursday (November 17) before being joined on Friday (November 18) by the leaders of France, Spain, Italy and the UK.
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