Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs, will travel to Nigeria and Kenya, December 2-13. The Assistant Secretary will be joined for part of her visit to Nigeria with other members of the U.S. government, including representatives from AFRICOM, the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.
In Nigeria, the Assistant Secretary will meet with senior Nigerian officials, following up on President Obama’s meeting with President Jonathan in September on the margins of the UN General Assembly. The Assistant Secretary will travel to Kano and Lagos to further her engagement with a cross-section of Nigerians, and participate in meetings with government, business and civil society representatives to continue to build the US/Nigeria partnership.
In Kenya, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will join the United States’ delegation attending the Golden Jubilee to celebrate the Republic of Kenya’s 50th anniversary of independence. During her visit she will also focus on furthering the important relationship between the U.S. and Kenya on democracy, economic prosperity, and security.