The Vice President of the United State of America, Kamala Harris is set to embark on a visit three African countries this month, making it her first trip to Africa since taking office.
From March 25 to April 2, 2023, Kamala will visit Tanzania, Zambia and Ghana.
“I believe that the creativity and ingenuity of Africa’s young leaders will help us shape the future of the world. I made this clear in December at the US-Africa Leaders Summit, and I look forward to my upcoming travel to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia,” she said on Tuesday.
The Africa trip visit is said to be part of President Joe Biden’s administration’s efforts to strengthen partnerships throughout Africa.
“This will also advance our shared efforts on security and economic prosperity,” Kamala added.
She will be accompanied by the second gentleman Douglas Emhoff.
Last month, the United States of America First Lady Jill Biden made her first visit to Kenya.
This was her first visit to the country since her husband, Joe Biden, was elected President.
Jill met and engaged with those affected by drought and facing food insecurity.
The First Lady highlighted that she has always had strong support for women and youths globally.
“I’ve always believed that supporting women and youth across the world is critical to our common future, with education, health, and empowerment at the heart of it all,” Jill said.
The First Lady added that the US would honour its shared democratic values, reaffirming its commitment to Namibia and Kenya’s futures.