Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UKJune 16, 2013 @ 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is taking a security, foreign policy and economic agenda to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations.
He's looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies.
Obama left Washington on Sunday night and is scheduled to arrive in Belfast on Monday, ahead of the Group of eight summit, and give a speech focused on Northern Ireland's reconciliation.
Aides say the president plans to call on young people to sustain the peace.
He's then scheduled to attend a two-day summit in at a resort with leaders from Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Russia, and Japan.
Obama also plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The president's trip will end Wednesday in Berlin.
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