Before getting down to business at the two-day G-7 summit, U.S. President Barack Obama drank in some local Bavarian culture. Especially beer.
Police officers lined the roads as Obama’s motorcade left the G-7 host site for the small town of Kruen, where local residents in traditional Bavarian outfits awaited the president’s arrival.
Joking that he “forgot to bring his lederhosen,” Obama told the crowd that he would “see if I can buy some while I’m here.”
Obama sampled the local traditions as world leaders were gathering for the G-7 meeting at Germany’s Schloss Elmau resort.
Ahead of the meetings, Obama praised the relationship between the U.S. and Germany as “one of the strongest alliances the world has ever known.”
He said world leaders at the G-7 summit would discuss standing up to Russian “aggression” in Ukraine, the global economy and combating the threats from violent extremism and climate change. The nuclear pact being negotiated with Iran also is expected to be discussed.