Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Africa later this month
Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Africa later this month, her office announced Monday, becoming the highest-ranking Biden administration official to travel to the continent.
His trip comes as the administration seeks to strengthen its relations with African countries, as competitors such as Russia and China have made inroads in the region.
Harris is due to visit Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia on a historic trip as the first black female vice president and will hold bilateral meetings with the presidents of the three countries. Joining her on the trip will be Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.
In a statement, Harris press secretary Kirsten Allen said the vice president’s trip will “strengthen U.S. partnerships across Africa and advance our shared security and prosperity efforts. economic”.
She makes the trip weeks after first lady Jill Biden returns from her trip to Africa.
“Throughout the journey, in partnership with African governments and the private sector, the Vice President will pursue efforts to expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen business ties and investment, including through innovation, entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment,” Allen wrote.