By Samuel Ouma
United States Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Anne A. Witkowsky will lead a multi-agency delegation to Coastal West Africa on October 16-22.
The delegation consists of Assistant to the USAID Administrator for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Robert Jenkins and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Stabilization Policy James Saenz.
The delegation will visit Lomé, Togo; Cotonou, Benin; and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss opportunities for the United States to support regional efforts to build peace and bolster resilience.
“This trip reinforces our long-term commitment to partnering with regional leaders to advance peace and security across the region,” said Ned Price, Government Spokesperson, in a statement.
In each of the stops, the delegation will meet with government representatives, civil society leaders, and bilateral and multilateral partners critical for implementing the U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability in the region.