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Sunday
May222011

President Obama Sets Off on European Trip

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will set off on a four-country, week-long trip to Europe on Sunday evening.

The president is set to visit Ireland, England, France and Poland during his trip.

Obama is scheduled to land in Dublin, Ireland on Monday morning, and while there he and the first lady is expected to meet with Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband. The highlight of President Obama’s stop in Ireland might be when he pays a visit to the small town of Moneygall, where his ancestors are said to have come from.

On Tuesday it will be wheels up for Air Force One, as the president heads to London, where he will arrive at Buckingham Palace and meet with Queen Elizabeth II. While in the United Kingdom, Obama is also carded to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron and deliver a speech to the U.K. parliament.

The third leg of the trip will see President Obama touching down in Deauville, France on Thursday for the G-8 meetings, where leaders are expected to discuss a range of political and security issues. While in France Obama is also scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, White House officials say.

The trip wraps up with a visit to Poland, where President Obama and Poland President BronisÅ‚aw Komorowski will host a meeting for the heads of state of Central and Eastern Europe on Friday night. Obama will also meet with Komorowski and Poland’s prime minister, before departing for the U.S. on Saturday.

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