Secretary of State John Kerry opened his remarks to African Union leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this weekend by asking whether some had traveled by donkey.
"Thank you, Mr. President, for being here. And thank you, all of you, for treading up the hill to join me this morning. I saw a couple of donkeys out there. Did some of you come up on the donkeys? (Laughter.) But a lot of buses and cars, and I am very, very appreciative."
The meeting, officially entitled the "Fourth Session of the U.S.-AU High-Level Dialogue," addressed a number of issues on which the U.S. is working with African leaders, including conflict resolution, democracy, trade, and development.