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White House: Obama to Visit Germany

May 10, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Berlin after attending the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on June 17-18, the White House confirmed Friday.

He would meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck on the visit to "reaffirm the strong ties between the United States and Germany, our vital ally and economic partner," spokesman Jay Carney said.

Obama was to be accompanied by his wife Michelle.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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