Obama to pay 1st visit to Spain during July trip to Poland


Published June 6, 2016 1:30PM (EDT)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pay his first presidential visit to Spain next month for meetings on security and the economy.

The White House says Obama will add a stop in Spain on July 9 to his previously announced trip to Poland starting July 7 for a NATO summit. Obama also plans to meet in Warsaw with the heads of the European Council and the European Commission to discuss counter-terrorism, refugees and economics.

Obama's visit to Spain comes during a period of political uncertainty there. A stalemate had stopped Spanish politicians from forming a government since December. Another election is expected to be held on June 26.

The White House says Obama will meet with the acting prime minister during his visit. He'll also sit down with the Spanish king.



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