Obama Celebrates Decades of U.S Friendship With Germany On Bavarian Trip

Slugging back beer and sausages, President Barack Obama on Sunday celebrated decades of U.S. friendship with Germany over recent challenges and said the country "is proof that conflicts can end and great progress is possible." Obama kicked off an overnight visit for the Group of Seven summit of world leaders by focusing on mending relations with host Germany, with a visit to this picturesque Alpine village with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama said,
"This morning as we celebrate one of the strongest alliances the world has ever known my message to the German people is simple: We are grateful for your friendship, for your leadership. We stand together as inseparable allies in Europe and around the world."