Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, and Cape Verde

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
January 16, 2012
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, and Cape Verde on January 16-17, 2012, to demonstrate U.S. commitment to post-conflict return to peace, good governance, and economic development as well as to emphasize U.S. focus on democratization.

While in Liberia, Secretary Clinton will attend President Sirleaf's inauguration and preside over the ribbon-cutting of the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Monrovia. In Cote d'Ivoire, she will meet with President Ouattara to showcase our support for national reconciliation and strengthening democratic institutions following successful legislative elections in December 2011. In the first visit of a Secretary of State to Togo, Secretary Clinton will meet President Faure to demonstrate U.S. support for Togo's democratic progress and economic reforms and to congratulate Togo on its recent election to the United Nations Security Council, where it holds a non-permanent seat for 2012 and 2013. In Cape Verde, Secretary Clinton will meet Prime Minister Neves to discuss cooperation on regional issues like counternarcotics, good governance, sound economic policies, and Cape Verde's second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact.

You can follow the Secretary's travel on www.state.gov.

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Comments

Lladro@About F.
February 13, 2012

Lladro writes:

Was is really necessary for Clinton to visit to demonstrate the U.S. interest in these countries? Was she carrying a big bag of money to give them?

Boondoggle spending and a complete was of time. Let these countries solve their own issues.

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