This weekend, President Obama traveled to Krun, Germany, a small village in the Bavarian Alps to meet with the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7).
The G7 is an organization of world leaders, finance ministers, and heads of state from seven of the largest economies in the world - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. - as well as the European Council, EU Commission, and International Monetary Fund.
During its 41st annual summit, the G7 made progress on a number of issues, including the need to move away from fossil fuels, the need to integrate climate risks into development assistance, the desire to forge new trade partnerships, shared support for Ukraine, and the global mission to fight terrorism.
This was the President’s fourth official visit to Germany, and he took some time to take in the local culture:
When President Obama landed in Germany, he was greeted by a group of locals in traditional German dress.
On his first day in Germany, President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to see some of Krun before meetings got underway.
In the afternoon, President Obama shared a beer and a traditional meal of sausages and pretzels with Chancellor Merkel and her husband Professor Joachim Sauer.