Obama plans meeting of “democracy” with Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be inviting former President Obama to her home country in May to discuss democracy.

The discussion will partake in a panel sponsored by the German Protestant Kirchentag and the Obama Foundation. It’s officially being titled “Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally.”

Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, the chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany, gave a statement to The Daily Caller about his personal invitation to Obama:

“President Barack Obama’s attending the Kirchentag in Berlin, which will ring in the Reformation Summer, underlines the international character of our 500th anniversary celebrations. Anyone who is pious also has to be politically minded.”

It is unknown if Merkel and her administration extended an invite to current President Donald Trump. Merkel visited the White House earlier in March, where she and Trump discussed about Trump’s wiretapping accusations against Obama and his own administration.

H/T: The Daily Caller


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