Acting Deputy Secretary of State and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo July 29 to August 4.
In South Africa, Acting Deputy Secretary Nuland will lead U.S. participation in the U.S.-South Africa Working Group on African and Global Issues (WGAGI). This is the third year she has represented the United States at the event. The Acting Deputy Secretary will also meet with senior South African government leaders and leaders in the energy sector.
In Côte d’Ivoire, the Acting Deputy Secretary will meet with Ivoirian government leaders to discuss regional peace and security issues, economic cooperation, and support for democratic governance.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she will meet with senior government leaders to discuss U.S. support for free and fair elections; peace and security in the eastern DRC; humanitarian assistance; economic prosperity; and democratic institutions and governance.