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