P.M. Meles Zeinaw chats with president Obama and meets the queen of England at the G20 summit

Tigrai Online

April 02 2009

P.M. Meles Zeinaw at the g20 summitEthiopian Prime Minister in London for G20 summit. G20 leaders gathered in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2009, are pictured with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, at London's Buckingham Palace. Among the leaders pictured are Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, fifth from left, front row, who hosts the G20 summit, U.S. President Barack Obama, fifth from right, second row, and Russia's President, Dmitry Medvedev, front right.(AP Photo/John Stillwell/pool)

PM Meles meets the Queen of Englad. Forward to about 1:56 on the clip

PM Meles of Ethiopia chats with President Obama. Forward to about 2:08 on the clip

P.M Meles's interview by Jonathan Rugman of channel four

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zenawi, is supposed to represent the whole of Africa at the G20 this week – apart from the South Africans, who are the only African G20 members.

“Give him a hard time,” a Somali friend texted me on the way to Zenawi’s hotel. I tried, but the PM’s feline charm and quick mind got the better of me….

For as Meles himself told me in this interview, Africans will die unless the rest of the world ameliorates the effects of the global slowdown on the continent.

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