Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, will travel to Ghana, Mozambique, and Kenya January 25-29 to affirm and strengthen our partnerships with key current and former UN Security Council members. Following on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
This is as U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen began a 10-day trip to three African countries on Friday – Senegal, Zambia and South Africa.
Both U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield are skipping Nigeria in their trips, a growing downgrading of Nigeria in international relations and diplomacy.
According to a statement by the United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy: “Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s visit will advance shared priorities, including addressing regional security, reinforcing commitments to democracy and human rights, strengthening food security, supporting African resilience and recovery, and mitigating the effects of climate change.
“In Ghana, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will build on her August 2022 visit, including in meetings with women leaders and civil society. In Mozambique, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will highlight our strong partnership and welcome Mozambique to a historic first term on the UN Security Council.
The Ambassador will also meet with UN officials, alumni of U.S. exchange programs, students, and members of civil society, including those engaged in climate change adaptation measures in Mozambique.
“In Kenya, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will receive briefings from the UN country team on humanitarian programs, including the regional drought response and assistance to refugees. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with refugees pending resettlement in the United States and highlight the Administration’s newly-launched Welcome Corps program.
“She will also meet with Kenya-based entrepreneurs at the forefront of the country’s transition to a green economy. The Ambassador’s visit will also focus on the impact Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to have on global food security, which has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region.”