The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama will travel to Ethiopia late next month, the first sitting U.S. President to do so.
While in Ethiopia, Obama will participate in bilateral meetings with the Governments of Ethiopiaand with the leadership of the African Union
This visit “will build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by strengthening ties with our African partners and highlighting America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa,” said Press Secretary Josh Earnest in a statement.
US President Barack Obama will visit Ethiopia next month immediately after his trip to Kenya.
A statement from the White House says he will meet the “government of Ethiopia” and the “leadership of the African Union”, it adds that Mr Obama will be the first sitting US head of state to travel to Ethiopia and visit the AU headquarters.
The visit is about “strengthening ties with our African partners”, the White House says.
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