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Barack Obama on flying visit to speak in Marbella

Barack Obama on flying visit to speak in Marbella
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  • The former US president was guest speaker at a private event organised by the German multinational software corporation SAP | Meanwhile his family sunbathed at Malaga's Miramar hotel

The former US president Barack Obama paid a lightning visit to Marbella on Friday. He was guest speaker at a private event organised by the German multinational software corporation SAP.

After landing in Malaga on a flight from Stockholm on Friday afternoon, Obama headed straight to Marbella to speak at the event in the Puente Romano hotel.

Meanwhile his wife Michelle and the couple's daughters and companions were driven to Malaga's Miramar hotel where they spent a few hours soaking up the sun on the large terrace of one of the most luxurious rooms.

Obama had a brief meeting with the mayor of Marbella Ángeles Muñoz, a conversation in which he said he hoped to return to Marbella to play golf, according to the mayor.

After speaking at the SAP event, Obama headed straight back to the airport where he was joined by Michelle and the rest of the party.

Other guest speakers at the event included boxer Anthony Joshua and Bear Grylls. Entertainment on Friday night came in the form of a private Tom Jones concert.