Obama to visit three African nations

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Africa

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release May 20, 2013

President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3. The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders.

The President will meet with a wide array of leaders from government, business, and civil society, including youth, to discuss our strategic partnerships on bilateral and global issues. The trip will underscore the President’s commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa to advance regional and global peace and prosperity.

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Obama to visit three African nations

Xinhua

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will start a week-long visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in late June, the White House said on Monday.

During his trip that will run from June 26 to July 3, “the president will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders,” spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

Obama will meet with leaders from government, business and civil society in his trip, his first to Africa in his second term.

“The trip will underscore the president’s commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa to advance regional and global peace and prosperity,” Carney said.

Obama went to Ghana in July 2009, the only trip he made to sub- Saharan Africa during his first term. He has hosted a number of African leaders at the White House over the past four years, including President Macky Sall of Senegal in March.

The White House unveiled a new strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa in June last year, as Obama predicted an Africa “to be the world’s next major economic success story.”

The new strategy set forth four strategic objectives in the region — strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, trade and investment, advancing peace and security, and promoting opportunity and development.

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Senegal
Population: 13,300,410 (July 2013 est.)

Senegal

South Africa
Population: 48,601,098 (July 2013 est.)

South Africa

Tanzania
Population: 48,261,942 (July 2013 est.)

Tanzania

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One Comment on “Obama to visit three African nations”

  1. Jueseppi B. Says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    I wonder how the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS will negatively spin this African Trip???

    Reply

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