President Obama and the first lady will stop in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.
In this 2009 file photo, the Obamas and visit the La General Hospital in Accra, Ghana. (Photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo, File)
During the week-long trip, from June 26-July 3, Obama will reinforce the importance that the United States places on growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
This will be carried out by, "expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders," according to a White House statement.
Obama also plans to meet with government, business and civil society, including youth, to discuss "strategic partnerships on bilateral and gloval issues."
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