Obama Will Travel to Africa in June

Obama Will Travel to Africa in June

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania at the end of June to reinforce the U.S.'s ties to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

PUBLISHED ON : MAY 21, 2013 / 09:13 AM

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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Written by Natelege Whaley


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