Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Eastern and Southern Africa

FILE - Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy speaks during a press conference at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, on November 30, 2018.

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will travel to Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and South Africa from June 12-23, 2019.  In Sudan, he will meet with members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council.  He will call for a cessation of attacks against civilians and urge parties to work toward creating an enabling environment between the FFC and TMC for talks to resume.  In Ethiopia, he will meet with African Union representatives and Ethiopian government officials to discuss the situation in Sudan and efforts to support a political solution.

While in southern Africa, Assistant Secretary Nagy will meet with senior government officials, business representatives, members of civil society, and Africa’s dynamic youth.  He will advance efforts to promote trade and investment opportunities and strengthen security cooperation.  His visit will also highlight the importance of democracy, human rights, and good governance to regional stability and economic development.  The Assistant Secretary will participate in the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique.  He will deliver a speech on U.S.-Africa policy at the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.