Published May 08, 2009
In Dresden, Germany, he will visit the Buchenwald concentration camp. In France, he will help commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.
Obama had promised to make an Arab country the setting for a major speech on U.S. relations with the Muslim world.
Asked why Egypt, press secretary Robert Gibbs said the country in many ways represents the "heart of the Arab world."