Under Secretary Nuland’s Travel to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Niger

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland meets with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor

MEDIA NOTE
OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
AUGUST 1, 2021

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Niger from July 31 to August 6.

In South Africa, the Under Secretary will meet with senior South African officials and co-chair the Working Group on African and Global Issues to advance shared priorities. She will welcome the United States’ donation of 5.66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to South Africa, and meet with civil society and business leaders.

In Botswana, the Under Secretary will meet with President Mokgweetsi Masisi to advance our partnership on democracy, the climate crisis, economic prosperity, and security in southern Africa.

In Tanzania, the Under Secretary will meet with President Samia Suluhu Hassan and hold a roundtable with opposition leaders. Her discussions will focus on strengthening democracy, combatting COVID-19, and enhancing security and prosperity.

In Niger, the Under Secretary will meet with President Mohamed Bazoum to discuss ways to improve security in the Sahel, strengthen governance, and advance inclusive economic growth.

[Media note ends]

Media Coverage

The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation posted the meeting with Under Secretary Nuland and her delegation on their Twitter news-feed.

  • @DIRCO_ZA: PHOTOS | Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor as well as Deputy Minister @alvinbotes met with US’s Amb. Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. 02/08/2021.
  • @DIRCO_ZA: PHOTOS | Department of International Relations and Cooperation Acting Director General, Amb. NN Losi with United States’ Amb. Victoria Nuland Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, to hold the South Africa-United States Working Group on Global and African Issues (WGAGI)