Vice President Biden Plans Africa Trip

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[Global: Africa]

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa the week of June 7, The White House has announced. He will be in South Africa during the opening of the World Cup tournament.

While in Egypt, Biden will meet with President Hosni Mubarak to discuss "a full range of bilateral and regional issues," The White House said.

In Kenya, Biden will meet key leaders, including President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Vice President Biden will address regional matters, focusing on "peace and stability" The White House said, particularly in Sudan and Somalia.
In South Africa, Biden will meet with South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and other world leaders in attendance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will represent the United States at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and attend the U.S. Men's National Team's first game, before returning to Washington, DC.

The White House will release additional information on Biden's trip at a later date.


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