'A role model': Obama pays tribute to Angela Merkel – video

The former US president Barack Obama has paid tribute to Angela Merkel in a farewell video during what was expected to be the outgoing chancellor of Germany’s final meeting in Brussels. ‘Thanks to you, the centre has held through many storms,’ Obama said in the video aired in the summit room in the Europa building. ‘So many people, girls and boys, men and women, have had a role model who they could look up to through challenging times. I know because I am one of them. Danke schöñ

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