Diplomacy over Burger and Fries – Only in Awesome Washington D.C.


Those of you still have any doubt why DC is Awesome, here is another reason on top of my long list.

Where else in the world have you seen two proud presidents head to a burger joint to discuss diplomacy in public and act like grown ups?

Indeed, YES WE CAN smooth diplomatic relations over a hamburger and fries. President Obama took Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the hustling and bustling Ray’s Hell Burger just outside of Washington to grab one of his favorite burgers in town.

According to the BBC, Mr Obama said the pair had “succeeded at resetting our relationship,” and that he wanted to “broaden” the links between the U.S. and Russia. That must have been one good discussion (and burger) they had yesterday.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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