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President Obama returns to Europe in early June to meet with allies in Poland, Belgium, and France.
Obama will celebrate Polish independence, meet with the leaders of the Group of Seven nations, and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, during the trip.
In Warsaw, Obama will honor the Polish Day of Freedom, marking the 25th anniversary of that nation's rejection of communist rule.
On June 4-5, Obama will be in Brussels for a G-7 summit with the leaders of the Great Britain, France, Italy, Canada, Japan, and Germany. The leaders organized this meeting after canceling a G-8 summit scheduled for Russia because of its incursion into Ukraine.
"The (G-7) leaders will discuss their broad shared economic, security and development agenda, and follow up on their March 24th discussion in The Hague on the situation in Ukraine," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
The president will also attend a June 6 commemoration of D-Day on the beaches of France.
"The President greatly appreciates the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families, and he looks forward to honoring them, along with the contributions of all the allies," Carney said.
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