US Politics

Obama to deliver speech at Art Gallery of NSW in March

Former US President Barack Obama will visit Australia next month. Source: AP

Barack Obama will speak at an event in Sydney in March, a day after he delivers a speech in Auckland.

The former US president Barack Obama will visit Australia next month as part of a trip that will also see him speak in New Zealand.

The New Zealand United States Council announced on Sunday it would host Mr Obama at speaking events in Auckland and Sydney on March 22 and March 23 respectively.

"President Obama's presidency had an extraordinary impact on the world and during his service both Australia's and New Zealand's deep relationships with the United States were strengthened politically, culturally, in trade and investment, innovation and security," council chairman Leon Grice said in a statement.

The council is an advocate for the expansion of trade and economic links between the US and New Zealand including a comprehensive free trade agreement.

News Corp Australia reports the Sydney event will be held at Art Gallery of NSW.

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