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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 20:02

PhotosNews : Obama Toasts African Leaders at White House Dinner

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 President Barack Obama offers a toast at a dinner for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, on the South Lawn of the White House,Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. President Barack Obama offers a toast at a dinner for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, on the South Lawn of the White House,Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. AP

“President Barack Obama hosted African leaders at the White House Tuesday night, in a dinner tied to this week’s Africa Summit in Washington. Earlier Tuesday, U.S. and African leaders unveiled $14 billion in commercial deals, part of a campaign to improve on a trade relationship in which the two parties still do little business together.

“Never before have we hosted a dinner at the White House like this, with so many presidents,” said Mr. Obama in his toast.  “Tonight we are making history, and it’s an honor to have all of you here. I stand before you as the president of the United States, a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa,” said Mr. Obama.

He concluded: “So I propose a toast to the new Africa. The Africa that is rising and so full of promise. To our shared task to keep on working for the peace and prosperity and justice that all our people seek, that all our people so richly deserve. Cheers. Enjoy your dinner everybody.”

 

Seated at the head table with Mr. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were the presidents of South Africa, Benin and Mauritania, among others, as well as actor Robert De Niro and former President Jimmy Carter. Mrs. Obama, whose fashion choices are always watched closely, wore a Prabal Gurung dress.” - WSJ

Barack and Michelle Obama have an official portrait taken with Nigeria's president, Goodluck JonathanObamas with Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta with Barack and Michelle ObamaKenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta with Barack and Michelle Obama

President Blaise Compaore (With First Lady Chantal Compaore) of Burkina Faso seized power in a bloody coupPresident Blaise Compaore (With First Lady Chantal Compaore) of Burkina Faso

Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his wife Constancia Mangue De Obiang, pictured arriving for a dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for the U.S. Africa Leaders SummitEquatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his wife Constancia Mangue De Obiang,

 

Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Daughter Ange AP

Cameroon President Paul Biya and his wife Chantal Biya (AP) arrive for the US-African Leaders Summit dinner

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Wife Nompumelelo AP

First Lady Michelle Obama AP

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talking with former President Jimmy Carter

Singer Lionel Richie performs AP

A tent for dinner. Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali and his wife Keita Aminata Maiga  AP

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh and spouse Zineb Image: Mark Wilson/Getty

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir


 

 

 

 

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