Africa: Statement by Press Secretary Kirsten Allen on Vice President Harris’s Travel to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will journey to Accra, Ghana; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Lusaka, Zambia from March 25 to April 2.
The Vice President’s go to will construct on the latest U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that President Biden hosted in Washington in December 2022. The journey will strengthen the United States’ partnerships all the way through Africa and advance our shared efforts on safety and financial prosperity. Throughout the journey, in partnership with African governments and the confidential sector, the Vice President will advance efforts to flatten entry to the digital economic climate, help local weather adaptation and resilience, and strengthen enterprise ties and funding, which include using innovation, entrepreneurship, and the financial empowerment of females.
The Vice President will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Samia Hassan of Tanzania, and President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia to focus on regional and worldwide priorities, which include our shared dedication to democracy, inclusive and sustainable financial development, foodstuff safety, and the results of Russia’s unprovoked battle in Ukraine, amongst different problems.
The Vice President will strengthen people-to-people ties and have interaction with civil society, which include younger leaders, enterprise representatives, entrepreneurs, and members of the African Diaspora.