The Vice President of america begins a go to to Africa

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US Vice President Kamala Harris begins her maiden go to to Africa on Sunday. This may take her to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia.

Kamala Harris will meet with leaders, businessmen, and civil society representatives to deepen diplomatic relations and improve financial cooperation.

The US vp’s go to shall be one of many highest-profile visits to the continent since former US President Barack Obama.

On Sunday, the US vp ought to arrive in Accra, the capital of Ghana, after which head to Dar es Salaam and Lusaka.

Because the starting of the yr, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, President Joe Biden’s spouse, Jill Biden, and Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, have visited nations on the continent.

China’s rising affect on the continent is predicted to be a significant focus of the go to. The US is anxious about China’s rising financial presence in Africa and needs to extend personal funding within the continent to spice up commerce ties.

The US exported $26.7 billion to Africa in 2021 and imported $37.6 billion from Africa in the identical yr. They offer the privilege of importing merchandise duty-free to dozens of nations on the continent.

In 2011, US exports to the continent had been about $32.8 billion and imports had been about $93 billion.

* Translated from Turkish by Alex Sinhan Bogmis