US Secretary of State to visit Rwanda

On 5 December 2017 at 02:50

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,Ambassador Donald Yamamoto is expected in Rwanda to meet with President Paul Kagame ahead of his term as President of the African Union.

According to the US office of the spokesperson, Ambassador Yamamoto will be in Rwanda on December 13 and 14 where he will come direct from London in the twice yearly gathering of P3 Africa Directors meeting that will take place on December 11-12 and discuss current policy issues with defense and development colleagues from France and the UK.

The statement says that Yamamoto attended the Somalia Security Pact Review in Mogadishu which provided the opportunity for stakeholders invested in Somalia’s security and stability to discuss the development of Somali security institutions.

Following the Somalia Security Pact Review, Yamamoto is in Nairobi, Kenya from December 4-6, where on schedule he will meet with representatives of the Kenyan government, as well as with Kenyan civil society. The visit will encourage all sides in Kenya to participate in a national dialogue following the presidential election.

Under his visit in Africa, Yamamoto will go in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will meet with senior leaders of the Ethiopian government and of the African Union from December 7-9. In addition to continuing discussions on bilateral issues between the two countries, he will talk with both Ethiopian government and AU officials about regional concerns, including food security, peacekeeping and refugee matters.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,Ambassador Donald Yamamoto