Obama To Meet Leaders From Four African Democracies

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Malawi's Joyce Banda

President Barack Obama will meet with four African leaders on March 28 in Washington, The White House announced.

All four are from functioning democracies.

"The visit of these four leaders underscores the strategic importance the President places on building partnerships and substantive engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, and our commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies," The White House statement reads.

The leaders who will meet with Obama are: President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone; President Macky Sall of Senegal; President Joyce Banda of Malawi; and, Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde.

"The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared democratic values and shared interests," the statement reads. "The five leaders will discuss strengthening democratic institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, and building on Africa’s democratic progress to generate increased economic opportunities and expanded trade and investment."

 

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