By Tinishu Solomon
US President Barack Obama will next month travel to Ethiopia, making him the first sitting president of that country to visit the Horn of Africa nation and the African Union headquarters.
The visit will come after an already announced trip to Kenya.
This will be the first visit of a sitting US President to Ethiopia and to the African Union headquarters
The Office of the Press Secretary of the White House announced late last week that Obama will travel to Ethiopia for bilateral meetings with the government of that country and the AU leadership.
“This will be the first visit of a sitting US President to Ethiopia and to the African Union headquarters, underscoring our efforts to work with the countries and citizens of sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security,” reads the White House’s statement.
Obama’s trip to his father’s homeland of Kenya in July will also be his first as president.
He previously went to Kenya before winning the presidency and another while he was a US senator.
The president is due to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, governments and other organisations to Kenya next month to boost living standards around the world.
Obama has previously visited sub-Saharan Africa, traveling to Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa.
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