After A Month In French Polynesia, Former President Obama Departs

Obama has brief meeting with President Fritch in Tahiti

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, April 18, 2017) – Former US President Barack Obama has left French Polynesia after a month-long stay.

Mr Obama spent three weeks at a luxury resort on Tetiaroa before travelling around the Society Islands with his wife Michelle.

There was tight security by both bodyguards and police but AFP reports that Mr Obama met locals on island stops.

Travelling on a yacht to Bora Bora, Huahine, Tahaa and Raiatea, they were accompanied by US celebrities Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Springsteen.

He left Tahiti after a brief meeting with French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch.

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