Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Discusses Sec. Clinton’s Trip

August 4, 2009 By Tom Vogel

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnny Carson described in detail the goals and purpose of Secretary Clinton’s trip to Africa this week at a press briefing on Thursday.  Carson, said “The Secretary will underline America’s commitment to partner with governments, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations and private citizens to build societies where each individual can realize their full potential. The Secretary’s trip follows the themes laid out by President Obama during his visit to Ghana: supporting strong and sustainable democratic governments; promoting sustainable economic development; strengthening public health and education; assisting in the prevention, litigation, and resolution of conflicts around Africa.”

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