Obama says Mideast countries must 'lift up their citizens'

2016-02-08 14:47
Barack Obama. (File: AFP)

Barack Obama. (File: AFP)

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Dubai – US President Barack Obama says governments across the Middle East that make a "commitment to justice and human rights" will continue to have a friend in America.

Obama also noted the ongoing strife shaking the Mideast in the years following the 2011 Arab Spring.

Obama said: "As we've seen in the tumult across the Middle East and North Africa, when governments do not lift up their citizens, it's a recipe for instability and strife."

Obama made the comments in a video address shown on Monday at the World Government Summit in Dubai. World leaders are gathered in this city-state in the United Arab Emirates for several days of talks about the future of governance.

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