Obama farewell tour includes stops in Greece, Germany and Peru
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President Obama will travel to Greece, Germany and Peru next month on what will likely be his final overseas trip as president, the White House announced Tuesday.


The first leg of the trip, beginning a week after the presidential election, will be a farewell tour of Europe.

Obama is scheduled to meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Nov. 15 to discuss the nation’s rocky economic recovery. The president also plans to thank Greece for taking in refugees and migrants fleeing the Middle East.

In Germany, Obama will meet with one of his closest partners, Chancellor Angela Merkel, for perhaps the final time as president. The two will discuss ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Obama will also huddle with leaders from the United Kingdom, France and Italy.

The president will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leader’s summit in Peru from Nov. 18 to 20.

He’ll meet with leaders from countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, giving him an opportunity to plug the landmark agreement ahead of the lame-duck session of Congress.

“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,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.