Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Real Statement on Africa by Trump Administration Official

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon, addressed a conference concerning Africa on 13 September 2017 at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington. His remarks were titled "U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests."

These were the first comprehensive remarks about Africa by a senior official in the Trump administration. Shannon is a career Foreign Service Officer and the third highest ranking person in the State Department. What is striking about the remarks is that they could have been given during the Obama administration.

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