Sunday, July 26, 2015

US President Barack Obama lands in Addis Ababa

(July 25, 2015, (Addis Ababa ((AFP))--US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation.

Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa's international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The president was greeted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn before the 25-car convoy left for the US embassy. The visit will include talks with the Ethiopian government, a key strategic ally but criticised for its record on democracy and human rights.

Obama will also become the first US president to address the African Union at its gleaming Chinese-built headquarters, with remarks that may touch on Africa's democracy deficit. He will also hold talks with regional leaders on the civil war in South Sudan.  Read more from AFP »

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am personally very happy and would like to appreciate the President of the United States of America Barack Obama and his respected crew who are visiting Ethiopia at this very moment. We know Mr. Obama is the first president in office to come to this ancient nation in our more than a century old relationship. Politics and Diplomacy are the most sensitive and delicate issues in the world especially in this "21st century" and it was not to be forgotten the most difficult time we had during the Communist regime in the Country let alone to relate with our old "IMPERIALIST" friends. We give glory to God for such peaceful and bilateral connection and we welcome our friends in our loving and traditional way. ENKWAN BEDEHNA METACHIHU!!

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