US VP Harris To Visit Africa Later This Month

By Samu

US Vice President Harris Kamala will travel to Africa for a one-week official visit later this month, announced her office.

She is scheduled to visit Ghana from March 26-29 and then in Tanzania from March 29-31. Her final stop is Zambia, on March 31-April 1. This will be the first time a Black American vice president visits the continent and her first trip there since taking office.

In a statement, her Press Secretary Kirsten Allen said the trip will strengthen the United States’ partnerships throughout Africa and advance its shared efforts on security and economic prosperity.

Her agenda will be to enhance democracy, climate adaptation, women’s economic empowerment and food security.

“The Vice President will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Samia Hassan of Tanzania, and President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia to discuss regional and global priorities, including our shared commitment to democracy, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, food security, and the effects of Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine, among other issues,” said Secretary Kisten Allen.

She will also have engagements with young leaders, business representatives, entrepreneurs, and members of the African Diaspora.

Harris will be accompanied by her husband, the Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff.

Her visit follows visits by first lady Jill Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. President Joe Biden is also expected to travel to Africa later this year.

The trip comes after the US-Africa leadership summit hosted by President Joe Biden in Washington in December 2022.



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