The American White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Germany in late April to attend the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology.
During this fifth trip to that nation, Obama will also meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, besides attending the Tech-Show.
American president Barack Obama earlier has been to Germany 4 times.
In 2009, Obama visited Germany twice. The first was in April, attended the NATO summit meeting. Then, In June, President Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp, ahead of the D-Day commemorations and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He also spoke of the Arab–Israeli conflict, and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Dresden Castle.
In 2013, met with German President Joachim Gauckat Schloss Bellevue, followed by a working lunch and joint press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Bundeskanzleramt.
In 2015, President Obama attended the 41st G7 summit. He also met with Chancellor Angela Merkel for a traditional Frühschoppen breakfast with the village locals in Krün. G7 called for end to fossil fuel use by 2100. Obama and the French President François Hollande also agreed on Ukraine and the nuclear program of Iran.
The White House is now describing the trip as a chance for Obama to highlight the U.S. as a prime investment destination for the 6,500 exhibitors who attend the Hannover Messe. He will be the first sitting president to attend the trade show.
The White House says Obama will also use the trip to discuss negotiations on a trade pact with European Union members. The launch of those negotiations was announced in June 2013.
The White House announced the trip during Obama’s holiday vacation to Hawaii.