• Secretary Antony J. Blinken traveled to Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Angola, January 21-26, 2024.

  • Throughout the trip, the Secretary highlighted how the United States has accelerated the U.S.-Africa partnership since the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, including in areas such as climate, food, and health security. He also emphasized our future-focused economic partnership, and how the United States is investing in infrastructure in Africa to boost two-way trade, create jobs at home and on the continent, and help Africa compete in the global marketplace.

  • Additionally, the Secretary advanced security partnerships based on shared values such as respect for human rights, promotion of democracy, and expansion of the rule of law. He reaffirmed U.S. commitment to our coastal West African partners through the Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability, U.S. partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to address regional challenges, and U.S. efforts to support African leadership in de-escalating tensions and adopting diplomatic solutions to the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • The United States reaffirmed its sustained commitment to high-level U.S. engagement with Africa.



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