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US representative to the United Nations to visit Kenya

The US representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will travel to Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique in the course of the Week from 25th to 29th January.

The Ambassador seeks to affirm and strengthen partnerships with key current and former UN Security Council members.

This follows on the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, and her visit will advance priorities, including addressing regional security, reinforcing commitments to democracy and human rights, strengthening food security, supporting African resilience and recovery, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

In a press statement Monday from United States Mission to the United Nations, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, in Kenya, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will receive briefings from the UN country team on humanitarian programs, including the regional drought response and assistance to refugees.

Amb. Greenfield will also meet with refugees pending resettlement in the United States and highlight the Administration’s newly-launched Welcome Corps program.

She will also meet with Kenya-based entrepreneurs at the forefront of the country’s transition to a green economy as well as also focus on the impact Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to have on global food security, which has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations as well as the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations on January 20, 2021

She had earlier served as the U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs from 2013 to 2017.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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