Barack Obama to meet Xi Jinping, European allies next week

Obama is scheduled to leave on a week-long three-nation tour next week to Greece, Germany and Peru

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Washington, Nov 12: President Barack Obama will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and key European allies next week as he seeks to reassure other nations about the US role in the world following Donald Trump's election victory.

Obama is scheduled to leave on a week-long three-nation tour next week to Greece, Germany and Peru.

Obama to meet Xi Jinping next week

The trip will highlight the President's commitment to trans-Atlantic solidarity, a strong and integrated Europe, and to cooperation with its Asia Pacific partners, the White House said.

Obama would meet leaders of top European allies including those from Britain, France and Germany during his visit to Berlin, said Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor.

On the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Summit in Lima, Peru, Obama would meet President Xi of China, Rhodes said.

"The President's schedule will underscore the linkages between our security interests and our economic agenda, our efforts to promote balanced, sustainable, and strong global economic growth, and our support for trade liberalisation and economic reforms that reduce inequality and deliver opportunities for the middle class around the world as well as regional economic institutions that foster private sector growth," the White House said.

PTI

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