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 Diane Rodham ClintonPompeo: 'We've not been successful' in changing US-Russia relations Michael Moore ties Obama to Trump's win in Michigan in 2016 The Memo: Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’? 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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