Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 2K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! Vice President Kamala Harris will spend a week in Africa at the end of March as the United States deepens its outreach to the continent amid global competition, notably with China. “The trip will strengthen the United States’ partnerships throughout Africa and advance our shared efforts on security and economic prosperity,” said a statement from the vice president’s spokesperson, Kirsten Allen. More Articles You Would Love Sudanese Model Beats Gigi Hadid To The ‘Model Of The Year’ For 2019 & Shocks The Industry Jewel By Lisa @ Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013 – Day 4 (Lagos, Nigeria) Harris’ plans follow visits by first lady Jill Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is going this week, and President Joe Biden is expected to travel to Africa later this year. However, Harris will be closely watched as the first Black vice president in U.S. history and the first woman to hold the position. She plans to be in Ghana from March 26 to 29, then in Tanzania from March 29 to 31. Her final stop is Zambia, on March 31 and April 1. Allen said the vice president’s agenda will include promoting democracy, climate adaptation, women’s economic empowerment and food security. Besides meeting the presidents of each of the three countries she’s visiting, Harris plans to talk with “young leaders, business representatives, entrepreneurs, and members of the African Diaspora,” Allen said. The White House’s concerted outreach to the continent began with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which it hosted in December. China has invested heavily in Africa, but Washington is pitching itself as a better partner than Beijing. “Our administration will be guided not by what we can do for Africa but what we can do with Africa,” Harris said during the summit. Although competition between the U.S. and China has been the backdrop of much American foreign policy, the Democratic administration is trying to calibrate its approach to Africa so leaders on the continent don’t feel as though they’re being caught in the middle of a geopolitical contest. A senior administration official stressed that the White House wants to put forward an “affirmative agenda” that incorporates concerns about China and ripple effects from Russia’s war in Ukraine but isn’t dominated by them. Source: CGTN Read More Like This On Ghana Celebrity Watch UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSAFRICAS BIGGEST FASHION WEEK IS HERE!Click Here To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. info@FashionGHANAcom More For You VIDEO: The Congolese People Fight Back Against The West In A Series Of... Greenpeace Protests Fashion Brands For Dumping Textile Waste In Africa Niger, Burkina Faso & Mali Break Away From ECOWAS Due To It’s Colonial... Nana Kwame Bediako Claims His Exclusive GTV Interview Was Cancelled Due ‘ORDER FROM... Uganda’s President Museveni Set To Ban The 2nd Hand Clothes That Has Ravaged... The International BRICS+ Fashion Summit Is Here & Kicks Off In Moscow November... VIDEO: Beautiful Ghanaians In New York Join The #OccupyJulorbiHouse Protest, Here Is What... Ugandan President Museveni Bans Second-Hand Clothing Imports to Boost Local Textile Industry Trump’s Mugshot Promises To Be A Trendy Fashion Statement As He Becomes The... VIDEO: Watch Sisters & Brothers In Trinidad & Tobago Celebrate At Emancipation Day... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.