WASHINGTON (June 16, 2013)--President Barack Obama is taking security, foreign policy and economic agendas to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations during which he’s looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies.
Mr. Obama is set to depart Washington on Sunday night and arrive Monday in Belfast, ahead of the Group of eight summit, and to 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.
Mr. Obama also plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The president's trip will end Wednesday in Berlin.