In Photos: A Look Back at President Obama’s Last Overseas Trip

President Obama on Monday concluded what is expected to be his final foreign trip in office, traveling over the course of a week to Greece, Germany, and Peru. In all three stops, the President had the opportunity to speak to close allies and friends about America’s commitment to our partners and our efforts, in some cases over the course of the Administration, to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.

In his first visit to Greece, the President had an opportunity to speak to the Greek people, the pioneers of democracy, about the global economy and the resilience of the democratic system of government. The President also witnessed ancient Greece’s marvels firsthand when he toured the Acropolis.

From there, it was off to Berlin, Germany, where President Obama met with his close partner and friend Chancellor Angela Merkel. Their discussions focused on the strength of U.S.-German relations. They later were joined by other European leaders for sessions on regional and broader global challenges.

In his final stop in Lima, Peru, the President attended an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit, where he heralded the progress we have achieved in our Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. He also held a town hall with several hundred young people under the auspices of the Young Leaders of the America’s Initiative.

Here’s a look back at what happened on the President’s final foreign trip in office.


Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, left, and Panos Kammenos, Minister of National Defence, escort President Barack Obama upon arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece, Nov. 15, 2016. Athens is the first leg of the President’s final foreign trip. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama meets with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a courtesy call at the Presidential Mansion in Athens. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama follows President Pavlopoulos after their courtesy call at the Presidential Mansion. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meet at the Maximos Mansion. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President and Prime Minister Tsipras hold a press conference. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama and President Pavlopoulos meet a group of women in traditional Greek attire during a state dinner at the Presidential Mansion. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama and President Pavlopoulos listen to the U.S. national anthem during the state dinner. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama, President Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Tsipras raise their glasses in a toast. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President greets embassy personnel and their families during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the Arion Resort in Athens, Nov. 16, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President takes in the view from the Erechtheion with Dr. Eleni Banou. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
The President and Dr. Banou visit the Parthenon during the tour. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President views some of the ruins of the Acropolis. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama and Dr. Banou walk among the ruins of the Acropolis. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum, shows President Obama the museum’s 5th BC-5th AD gallery of the Acropolis Museum. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President views museum exhibits with Professor Pandermalis. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President tours the Acropolis Museum with Professor Pandermalis. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama visits the Archaic Gallery during a tour of the museum. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver remarks at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
People listen to President Obama deliver remarks at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Prime Minister Tsipras escorts the President to Air Force One at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport prior to departure from Athens en route to Berlin, Germany. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama greets children during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 16, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
A young girl gives the President a personal message during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama joins Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany for an informal dinner at the Hotel Adlon. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President greets local police as he walks from the U.S. Embassy to the Hotel Adlon, Nov. 17, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama, with Chancellor Merkel and the German delegation, waves to government workers upon arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President and Chancellor Merkel have a bilateral meeting in the Chancellor’s Private Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama, Chancellor Merkel and guests watch a musical performance prior to a dinner at the German Chancellery. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a press conference at the German Chancellery. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama meets with Chancellor Merkel, President François Hollande of France, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain, Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy at the German Chancellery, Nov. 18, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Ambassador Jürgen Mertens, German Chief of Protocol, escorts President Obama to Air Force One at Tegel International Airport prior to departure from Berlin, en route to Lima, Peru. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President joins Anita Decker Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications; and Press Secretary Josh Earnest for a walk on the tarmac as Air Force One refuels at Lajes Air Base, Azores, during the trip from Germany to Peru. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President greets U.S. military personnel during the refueling stop. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama surveys the landscape at Lajes Air Base. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President and Josh Earnest talk as they walk back to reboard Air Force One prior to departing the Azores. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama meets with senior staff at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima in Lima, Peru, Nov. 19, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President gets a hug while meeting with children during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the hotel. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President, with Ambassador Pete A. Selfridge, peeks outside upon arrival at the Lima Convention Centre in Lima. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru participate in a pool spray with their delegations prior to their meeting. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama participates in an official greeting with President Kuczynski. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Delegates snap pictures as President Obama greets Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia prior to a Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama talks with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico prior to the start of the TPP meeting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama participates in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative town hall at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Barack Obama greets audience members at the conclusion of the town hall. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Audience members take selfies as the President shakes hands at the conclusion of the town hall. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China sit for a bilateral meeting at the JW Marriott Hotel. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Costumed performers dance as part of a cultural performance during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit welcome gala dinner. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama talks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key during the APEC dinner. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the APEC Summit at the Lima Convention Centre, Nov. 20, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President talks with Prime Minister Key before a group photo with APEC leaders. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President, wearing a traditional Peruvian vicuña shawl, joins APEC leaders for a group photo. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe between APEC sessions. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama joins Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for a selfie following their bilateral meeting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a pull-aside meeting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Security officers guard a stairway during the APEC Summit. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President holds a press conference following the APEC Summit. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama boards Air Force One at Jorge Chavez International Airport for departure from Lima. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)