US Secretary of State meets with leaders from Nigeria and Kenya.
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to make his first visit to Africa, where he will meet with the presidents of Nigeria and Kenya.
Tuesday will be a meeting with young Africans from across the region.
Blinken is meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to “reaffirm the importance of our relationship and discuss the challenges we face”, the government department said.
The trip comes as security in the country, a key oil supplier, continues spiritually amid the threats of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the north, their migration has increased dramatically with increasing kidnappings for ransom.
During a visit to Blinken in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Secretary-General Raychelle Omamo celebrate the “57-year-old relationship” and discuss future agreements to promote democracy and trade growth, and to explore global solutions, including climate change and the COVID-19 Plague. ” , the government department said.
Kenya also struggled with insecurity and migration to neighboring countries including Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa
The move comes after Biden officials on Friday appointed former ambassador Jeffrey Feltman as special envoy to the Horn of Africa as Washington seeks to promote dialogue in the affected area. disagreement at Tigray in Ethiopia and other problems.
Today I have named Jeffrey Feltman as US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa. He will lead efforts to address the political, security, and social problems of the region. pic.twitter.com/F55bozgOZq
– Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) April 24, 2021
Feltman has spearheaded a global effort to address the conflict between Ethiopia and Sudan and around the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Blinken said in a statement.
Fighting Tigray, between terrorists and militias from neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea, he gave thousands of people and forced thousands more to leave their homes in the region of about 5 million people.