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President George W. Bush Arrives in Berlin for Talks with Merkel

US President George W Bush arrived in Berlin Tuesday, June 10 at the start of a farewell visit to Germany, during which he is to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

U.S. President George W. Bush, left, waves as he arrives with First Lady Laura Bush at Tegel airport

President Bush and the First Lady arrive in Berlin for the last time in office

After being welcomed by a guard of honour at Berlin's Tegel Airport, Bush was flown by helicopter to Schloss Meseberg, the government guesthouse north of the German capital where he was to spend the night as Merkel's guest.

The US president arrived from an EU-US summit in the Slovenian resort of Brdo, where he pushed for more stringent sanctions on Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program.

Bush and Merkel were to have talks over dinner together Tuesday and to continue their discussions on international affairs Wednesday morning before holding a press conference.

Bush is on a final trip through Europe, that takes in Rome, Paris, London and Belfast.

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