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Obama sends delegation for Kenya@50 celebrations

04 December 2013, 13:46

Nairobi - Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States Assistant Secretary of State: Bureau of African Affairs, will attend the country’s independence celebrations next week.

According to her Office, the attendance will be part of her tour of the country and Nigeria, which started on Monday.

“In Kenya, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will join the United States’ delegation attending the Golden Jubilee to celebrate the Republic of Kenya’s 50th anniversary of independence. During her visit she will also focus on furthering the important relationship between the U.S. and Kenya on democracy, economic prosperity, and security,” read a statement.

Meanwhile, In Nigeria, the Assistant Secretary will meet with senior Nigerian officials, following up on President Barack Obama’s meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in September on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Assistant Secretary will travel to Kano and Lagos to further her engagement with a cross-section of Nigerians, and participate in meetings with government, business and civil society representatives to continue to build the United States/Nigeria partnership.

– CAJ News


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