While U.S. President Donald Trump is in the middle of his trip to Europe, his predecessor joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel for an event in Germany. The two discussed several issues in front of 140,000 people.

Obama and Merkel

Obama and Merkel Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke today (Thursday) side by side at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate during an event marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the schism that led to the split of the Catholic Church and the formation of the Protestant movements. The two discussed the global responsibility with which world leaders are tasked, climate change, social equality and other issues.

140,000 people arrived at the 18th-century arch in order to listen to the two leaders. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting the NATO headquarters in Brussels ahead of the G-7 summit in Sicily.