Obama opens 3-day foreign trip in Sweden

6:30 AM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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President Barack Obama is opening a three-day overseas trip with a stop in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

Air Force One touched down this morning after an overnight flight from Washington. During his stay in Stockholm, Obama will meet with Sweden's prime minister and King Carl XVI (16th) Gustaf. 

President Obama also will meet with leaders from Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. His visit marks the first bilateral meeting of a U.S. president to Sweden. 

The northern European country was added to President Obama's itinerary after he canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow ahead of the Group of 20 Summit.

The President will still travel to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the G-20 meetings after leaving Stockholm.


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