Tibor P. Nagy, who is the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, will kick-start his tour in Ethiopia before heading to Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya then Germany.
During the trip in the country, Nagy will engage with business leaders and alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Nagy will also focus on promoting Trump’s policy on stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Africa
Additionally, the Assistant Secretary will also promote harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth, advancing peace and security through partnerships.
In Addis Ababa, he will participate in the United States – African Union High-Level Dialogue.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was hosted in the U.S by President Trump in August in a meetingwhich was termed by experts as “Uhuru’s chance to present himself as the African Interlocutor with respect to Africa and The White House, at this moment.”
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President Trump’s office stated that the meeting would focus to broaden the “strategic partnership based on shared democratic values and mutual interests.”
“The meeting between the two leaders will reaffirm the long-standing relationship between the US and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability in Africa and the broader Indo-Pacific region,” the statement read in part.
“President Trump and President Kenyatta will explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries while strengthening security cooperation,” it added.