Obama and the First Lady Michelle will visit three African countries

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[Global: Africa]

President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle will visit three African countries --Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania-- from June 26 to July 3, The White House said in a statement.

"The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders," the statement reads.

"The President will meet with a wide array of leaders from government, business, and civil society, including youth, to discuss our strategic partnerships on bilateral and global issues.  The trip will underscore the President’s commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa to advance regional and global peace and prosperity," the statement added. 

 

 

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