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US envoy set for Kenya visit

17 June 2014, 16:12

Nairobi - The United States Deputy Secretary of State, Heather Higginbottom, will be in Kenya this week as part of a tour of three countries.

During her visit, she will meet with senior government officials to discuss issues of mutual interest in the US-Kenya partnership.

These include health, wildlife conservation, economic development and commercial ties as well as security.

Higginbottom will visit US-supported health and economic development projects, including a Kenyan company that exports its products to the US.

She will also hold discussions with private sector and civil society leaders.

Meanwhile, the envoy will travel to Senegal, Kenya, and Liberia until June 20.

In Dakar, Senegal, Higginbottom will meet with Senegalese officials, including Prime Minister Aminata Touré and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Amadou Ba.

She will also meet with prominent business leaders and American companies, visit US government-supported health and food security projects, and participate in a reception with Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) candidates, young entrepreneurs, and alumni of US funded exchange programmes.

During her last stop in Monrovia, Liberia, Higginbottom will meet President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other Liberian officials.

Her visit will also include a discussion on promoting women entrepreneurs and small businesses, as well as a reception with YALI applicants and the Ambassador’s Council of Youth Advisors.

 – CAJ News

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