The week after the presidential election takes place, President Obama will travel to Europe and Latin America, in what will be his last big foreign trip before he leaves office.
Obama will specifically travel to Greece, Germany, and Peru. In Greece he will be meeting with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on November 15, where he will be discussing both the current economic situation in Greece and the refugee crisis in Europe.
From there he will head to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 17, where he will be discussing trade and the Islamic State group. This will be his sixth trip to Germany while in office. On November 18 he will be in Peru for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
The White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, explained what will happen at the summit.
“The president will focus on his continued efforts to make the case to Congress and the American people for approval of TPP without further delay. He will emphasize our continued support for the agreement’s high, enforceable standards that will benefit American workers and businesses while furthering our national security imperatives in the Asia Pacific.”
The White House has said that the trip will show his “commitment to trans-Atlantic solidarity, a strong and integrated Europe, and to cooperation with our Asia Pacific partners.”