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Live Chat on Africa

Media Note
Washington, DC
August 16, 2012


Join us for a live chat with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto on Friday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.  Ambassador Yamamoto will discuss Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent travel to Africa and the future of America’s partnership with sub-Saharan Africa.  The Obama Administration has set forth four objectives for U.S. engagement in the region: (1) strengthen democratic institutions; (2) spur economic growth, trade, and investment; (3) advance peace and security; and (4) promote opportunity and development.

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