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

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

NOTE TO THE MEDIA
SPOKESPERSON’S OFFICE
AMERICAN STATE DEPARTMENT
1 AUG 2021

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

In South Africa, the undersecretary 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 US donation of 5.66 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine 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 Undersecretary will meet with President Samia Suluhu Hassan and hold a roundtable discussion with opposition leaders. Its discussions will focus on strengthening democracy, tackling COVID-19, and improving security and prosperity.

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

[Media note ends]

Media coverage

South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation posted the meeting with Under Secretary Nuland and her delegation on their Twitter news feed.

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

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