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Obama Meets Ethiopian And AU Officials On July 27th And 28th


(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – A tentative program set for US President Barack Obama indicates he will meet with Ethiopian and African Union (AU) officials on July 27th and July 28th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While the President will be welcomed at an arrival ceremony on July 27th, he is also expected to hold a press conference with Ethiopian leaders at the National Palace the same day. 

According to DireTube’s sources, Obama will make a speech at the AU on July 28th at around 11am. He is expected to hold bilateral talks with AU officials including the Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma at the Headqarters. The US President is expected to wrap up his sechedule in Ethiopia at around 9am on July 28th, 2015. According to reports coming out of Kenya, the President won't be visiting his Kenyan relatives in their home village in the west of the country during his trip to Kenya. 

Obama is scheduled to give a speech to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, which opens on July 24. Obama's visit will be his fourth to Africa since becoming US president, but his first to Kenya, his father's birthplace, since taking office in 2009. He has already made personal visits to Kogelo, the home of many of his Kenyan relatives, most recently in 2006. 

Earlier this week the United States warned its citizens in Kenya of the risk of terrorist attacks, singling out the conference that Obama is due to address In Ethiopia, Obama will discuss how to "accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters in June.