U.S. African Affairs official to visit Ethiopia

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy is set to arrive Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week for an official visit which includes other African countries.

In addition to Ethiopia, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy will also visit Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, the Central African Republic until January 29, 2020, according to the statement from African Regional Media Hub of the U.S. State Department.

“He will meet with senior government officials, international partners, civil society representatives, faculty and students of local universities, and alumni of Department of State public diplomacy exchange program,” the statement said.

“His visit will emphasize the importance of promoting good governance and strong democratic institutions, advancing regional peace and security, combating corruption, and forging stronger trade and investment ties. He will also meet with government officials and partners in France to strengthen regional cooperation,” the statement indicated.

The Assistant Secretary’s trip will highlight America’s commitment to engage Africa’s youth, according to the statement.

“He will promote the University Partnerships Initiative, a new program designed to strengthen ties and encourage collaboration between U.S. and African universities. His visit will also highlight the 10th anniversary of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program that engages the next generation of leaders on the continent by facilitating connections with their peers in the United States and across Africa,” it said.