- Title: OBAMA-AFRICA/ETHIOPIA DEPARTURE Obama departs from Ethiopia, ends Africa tour
- Date: 28th July 2015
- Summary: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (JULY 27, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** AIR FORCE ONE ON TARMAC U.S. FLAG LOGO ON TAIL OF PLANE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SEAL NEXT TO STAIRCASE ON PLANE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE ON TARMAC ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN WALKING ON TARMAC ETHIOPIAN AND U.S. FLAGS ON CAR U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND DESALEGN WALKING WITH ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CEO TEWOLDE GEBREMARIAM VARIOUS OF OBAMA, DESALEGN AND GEBREMARIAM LOOKING AT DREAMLINER PLANE ON TARMAC AND TALKING OBAMA AND DESALEGN WALKING OBAMA AND DESALEGN STOPPING AND SHAKING HANDS OBAMA SHAKING HANDS WITH ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND DESALEGN THEN CLIMBING THE STEPS, WAVING AND ENTERING PLANE VARIOUS OF AIR FORCE ONE TAXIING AND TAKING OFF AIR FORCE ONE IN FLIGHT
- Embargoed: 12th August 2015 13:00
- Location: Ethiopia
- Country: Ethiopia
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: U.S. President Barack Obama ended his two-nation tour of Africa on Tuesday (July 28), taking off from the Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.
Obama was accompanied at the airport in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Before Obama's departure, they made a brief detour along with the airline's CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, to look at an Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner plane parked on the tarmac.
The national carrier is expanding its fleet as part of an existing plan to increase revenues five-fold to $10 billion by 2025.
Obama has used his trip to Kenya, his father's homeland, and Ethiopia to discuss security cooperation, democracy and trade with a continent boasting some of the world's fastest growing economies.
A recurring themes throughout his trip was that African nations can aspire to a bigger role in the global economy, and that the United States was ready to be a partner with a continent which now does more trade with China than America.
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