Pompeo to Visit Three African Nations including Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is set to visit three African nations including Ethiopia, the U.S. state department announced today.

During his 10-day international travel starting Feb 13, the state secretary will travel to Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.

He will begin his tour on Friday February 14 in Munich, Germany where he will lead the U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference.

The Secretary will then travel to Dakar, Senegal from February 15-16, where he will meet with President Macky Sall and Foreign Minister Amadou Ba to discuss how to deepen our strong security and economic partnership.

The Secretary will travel to Luanda, Angola on February 17, where he will meet with President Joao Lourenço and Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto to reaffirm U.S. support for Angola’s anti-corruption and democratization efforts. He will also meet with economic stakeholders and the business community to discuss the fight against corruption, and growing bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

Following Luanda, the state department said Secretary will travel to Addis Ababa for a three-day visit.

“He will meet with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Sahle-Work Zewde to discuss joint efforts to promote regional security and to support Ethiopia’s historic political and economic reform agenda,” said the state department’s statement.

Secretary Pompeo also plans to meet with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and deliver remarks.

Lastly, the Secretary will travel to the Middle Eastern countries – Saudi Arabia and Oman.