Secretary Clinton traveled to Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Cape Verde on January 16 – 17, 2012 to demonstrate U.S. commitment to post-conflict return to peace, good governance, and economic development as well as to emphasize U.S. focus on democratization.
While in Liberia, Secretary Clinton attended President Sirleaf’s inauguration and preside over the ribbon-cutting of the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Monrovia.
In Cote d’Ivoire, she met with President Ouattara to showcase our support for national reconciliation and strengthening democratic institutions following successful legislative elections in December 2011.
In the first visit of a Secretary of State to Togo, Secretary Clinton met President Faure to demonstrate U.S. support for Togo’s democratic progress and economic reforms and to congratulate Togo on its recent election to the United Nations Security Council, where it holds a non-permanent seat for 2012 and 2013.
In Cape Verde, Secretary Clinton met Prime Minister Neves to discuss cooperation on regional issues like counternarcotics, good governance, sound economic policies, and Cape Verde’s second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact.
01/17/2012 Remarks With President Alassane Ouattara After Their Meeting
01/17/2012 Remarks at the Youth and Community Leaders Reconciliation Roundtable
01/17/2012 Meeting with Staff and Families of Embassy Abidjan
01/16/2012 Meeting With the Staff and Families of Embassy Monrovia
01/15/2012 Background Briefing En Route Liberia