Mutharika meets Obama at White House

Malawi President Peter Mutharika  had a rare photo opportunity with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday when the American leader hosted a White House Dinner on the occasion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit .

During the dinner, President Obama echoed his love for Africa.

 He said: “I stand before you as the President of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa. The blood of Africa runs through our family. And so for us, the bonds between our countries, our continents, are deeply personal.obama mutharika

“We’re grateful for the ties of family. Of all the incredible moments of our trips to Africa, one of the most memorable was being able to bring Michelle, and later our little girls, to my father’s hometown in Kenya, where we were embraced by so many relatives.”

In the picture: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet His Excellency Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, and Mrs. Gertrude Hendrina Mutharika, in the Blue Room during a U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit dinner at the White House. 

You can also watch President Mutharika’s arrival at the White House in this short video. 

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