Obama set for first visit to Europe

March 6th, 2009 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaWashington, March 6 (DPA) US President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Europe later this month with stops in Britain, France, Germany and the Czech Republic, the White House said Thursday.
During the March 31-April 5 trip, Obama will attend a conference of the world’s largest economies in London before heading to the NATO summit in the French city of Strasbourg and German town of Kehl.

He will then attend an EU gathering in Prague. The Czech Republic currently hold the rotating EU presidency. Obama’s maiden trip abroad as president took place last month in Canada.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first announced Obama’s travel plans for Europe earlier Thursday in Brussels, where she was attending a NATO meeting of foreign ministers.

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