- 07.02.13 12:45 PM EDT
George W. Bush joined Obama on the last leg of his Africa trip to honor a memorial site in Tanzania. The Al Qaeda attack in 1998 killed 10 and inured 85 at the former U.S. embassy.
The former and current president set aside their political differences to come together toward a common goal: increasing trade between the U.S. and Africa. The continent has been strengthening economically and the United States hopes to become a major trading partner. As of now, Africa has increasingly looked to China for trade.
Bush has a positive track record in Africa since the HIV/AIDS program he developed over his presidency has been deemed an overall success. His wife, Laura, traveled alongside him and joined Michelle Obama at a First Ladies Summit in Africa to discuss the pressures and responsibilities of that role.