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President Obama Visits Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania


June 26, 2013

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President Obama and the First Lady traveled to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 - July 3.  The President reinforced 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 met 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 underscores 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. 

Remarks
07/02/2013  Remarks by President Obama at Ubungo Symbion Power Plant
07/01/2013  Remarks by President Obama and President Kikwete of Tanzania at Joint Press Conference
07/01/2013  Remarks by President Obama at Business Leaders Forum
07/01/2013  Remarks by President Obama in an Exchange of Dinner Toasts -- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
06/30/2013  Remarks by President Obama and Archbishop Tutu After Roundtable Discussion
06/30/2013  Remarks by President Obama at the University of Cape Town
06/29/2013  Remarks by President Obama at the Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall
06/28/2013  Food Security Expo
06/27/2013  Remarks by the President at Meeting With Regional Judicial Leaders
06/27/2013  Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of the Republic of Senegal at Joint Press Conference
06/27/2013  Remarks by President Obama After Tour of Maison Des Esclaves
06/27/2013  Remarks by the President at Civil Society Organization Meeting
06/27/2013  Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of Senegal in an Exchange of Toasts

Press Releases
07/01/2013  Fact Sheet: U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
07/01/2013  Fact Sheet: Trade Africa
06/30/2013  Fact Sheet: Power Africa
06/29/2013  Fact Sheet: The President's Young African Leaders Initiative
06/29/2013  President Obama Announces The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leadership
06/28/2013  Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
06/27/2013  U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
06/21/2013  Conference Call Briefing on the President's Trip to Africa

Related Blog Entries
06/27/2013  Traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania
06/27/2013  President Obama Visits Senegal

Daily Schedule

Thursday June 27

  • On Thursday morning, President Obama took part in a formal arrival ceremony in Dakar, Senegal.
  • President Obama participated in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Macky Sall of Senegal.
  • President Obama participated in a meeting with regional judicial leaders on rule of law at the Supreme Court in Dakar.
  • In the afternoon, President Obama toured the Maison Des Esclaves (Slave House) Museum at Goree Island.
  • President Obama dropped by a civil society event at Goree Institute.
  • President Obama participated in an Embassy meet and greet.
  • In the evening, President Obama participated in an official dinner with President Macky Sall of Senegal.

Friday June 28

  • On Friday morning, President Obama participated in a food security event in Dakar, Senegal.

Saturday June 29

  • On Saturday morning, President Obama took part in a formal arrival ceremony in Pretoria.
  • President Obama participated in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
  • President Obama participated in a town hall for Young African Leaders at University of Johannesburg – Soweto Campus.
  • President Obama participated in a joint Embassy and Consulate meet and greet.
  • President Obama participated in a meeting with African Union Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
  • President Obama and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa participated in an official dinner.

Sunday June 30

  • On Sunday morning, President Obama took part in a Consulate meet and greet.
  • President Obama visited Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held.
  • President Obama attended a community health center event at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center.
  • President Obama delivered remarks in Cape Town, South Africa.

Monday July 1

  • President Obama and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania participated in an official dinner.
  • On Monday afternoon, President Obama took part in a formal arrival ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • President Obama participated in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania.
  • In the evening, President Obama participated in a CEO roundtable and business leaders forum.

Tuesday July 2

  • In the morning, President Obama took place in a consulate meet and greet.
  • President Obama visited the Ubungo Power Plant.



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