Obama applauds First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on a world stage

Obama happy to share world stage with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta

Obama applauds First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on a world stage

Former United States of America President Barrack Obama acknowledged First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the 19th World Travel and Tourism Global Summit in Seville, Spain.

Obama was speaking on the importance of traveling where he said that one of his most memorable trip abroad was when he visited Kenya in his mid 20's. 

The 44th President of the US also expressed his gratitude to the Kenyan First Lady saying he was pleased to see her representing Kenya at the summit. 

Trip to Kenya  

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta expressed her delight at having to once again meet the former US Head of State whom she hosted at State House twice both as a sitting President and after he left office.

He said he made the trip to Kenya because he wanted to understand his heritage, the place where his father was born and also to meet members of his extended family.

When asked about how travel has shaped his world view, President Obama said travel helps to remind people of their heritage and the diversity of the human race. 

Travel also reminds us what we are, what we share and what we have in common,” said the former US President.

Interest in the young generation   

He gave a narration, saying that if you see a child playing and laughing in Kenya, and travel to Hawaii you will experience a similar thing repeated but by a child from a different background.

Obama expressed his interest in the young generation saying the youth are more adaptable to different cultures and environment without any reservations.

Young people are more tolerant and not afraid of the unfamiliar or change,” the former US President said.

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