President Obama sent his well wishes to those gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the AGOA Forum, promising U.S. assistance to the continent of Africa.

"Today, it is my privilege to address you as President," Obama said in a videotaped message. "I do not see the countries and the peoples of Africa as a world apart. I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world. In our global economy, our economic fortunes are shared."

Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonReport: New national security adviser breaks with Trump on 'radical Islamic terrorism' EPA head previously used private email for government business Arkansas lawmaker proposes bill that would remove Clinton name from airport: report MORE is among a number of diplomats in Kenya for talks on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), trade legislation instituted in 2000 to help with Africa's economic development.

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