Obama Will Travel to Africa in June

President Obama and the first lady will stop in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.

Posted: 05/21/2013 09:13 AM EDT
Obama Will Travel to Africa in June

In this 2009 file photo, the Obamas and visit the La General Hospital in Accra, Ghana. (Photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo, File)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are preparing to travel to Africa next month where they will make stops in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.

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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