Obama Praises Malala Yousafzai's Courage
US President Barack Obama met Friday with 16-year-old campaigner Malala Yousafzai at the White House on Friday, and saluted her efforts for girls’ education.
The White House said in a statement that Malala met with the president and first lady in the Oval Office where the president signed a proclamation to mark Friday as the International Day of the Girl.
The White House said the US celebrated the Pakistani schoolgirl's courage and determination to promote girls' right to attend school.
"As the First Lady has said, 'Investing in girls' education is the very best thing we can do, not just for our daughters and granddaughters, but for their families, their communities, and their countries'," the statement said.
On Thursday, Malala, who was shot in the head last year by the Taliban, was awarded the EU's Sakharov human rights prize.
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