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Obama lands in Madrid for abbreviated visit to Spain

Sunday, Jul 10, 2016,11:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Madrid | US President Barack Obama has arrived in Spain for an abbreviated visit to the NATO ally. Air Force One landed at Torrejn Air Base outside of Madrid. Obama plans meetings in Madrid with Spanish leaders and a visit with King Don Felipe IV. He’ll also travel to the US Naval Station Rota to address troops.

The White House says the visit will highlight security cooperation between the two nations and a strong political and economic relationship.

The president had planned a stop in Seville, for some sightseeing. But he cut his trip short a day after the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night. Obama flew from Poland, where he attended a NATO summit.

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