Asst. Sec. Thomas-Greenfield Travels to Ethiopia for African Union Summit


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Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
Washington, DC
January 26, 2015

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will lead the inter-agency U.S. observer delegation to the African Union’s (AU) Twenty-Fourth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union and its related side events in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 27-31. During her visit, she will also hold bilateral meetings with senior Ethiopian leaders.

In addition to Summit events, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will meet with senior officials from AU member states and the AU Commission, as well as allies and international partners, to discuss the range of issues and challenges in Africa today.

Our observer delegation reflects our enduring commitment to the U.S.-AU strategic partnership established in the January 2013 Memorandum of Understanding. It also underscores the U.S. commitment to intensified cooperation to advance shared security interests, as well as our common goals to increase prosperity for the United States and African countries and to advance the dignity, well-being, and freedom of our people.

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