Vice President Kamala Harris kicks off Africa journey

AA / Tunis / Hajer Cherni

US Vice President Kamala Harris begins a three-nation tour of Africa on Sunday to strengthen ties between Washington and the continent.

After world superpowers like Russia, China and France, it’s the flip of the USA to tour continents together with Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia.

He might be in Ghana from March 26 to 29 and Tanzania from March 29 to 31. His final cease might be in Zambia from March 31 to April 1. Throughout these visits, the US official plans to fulfill the presidents of the three international locations and announce investments in the private and non-private sectors. A possibility to advertise Washington’s constructive view of the continent because the “way forward for the world” has been heralded by US media.

Harris will focus on China’s involvement in know-how and financial points regarding the USA, in addition to Beijing’s involvement in debt restructuring, Al-Jazeera reported, citing senior US officers.

Zambia, the primary African nation to default on its sovereign debt through the coronavirus pandemic, is working to achieve an settlement with its collectors, together with China, the identical supply argued.

“We’re not asking our companions in Africa to decide on,” an official advised Reuters information company. “The presence of China and Moscow on this resource-rich continent worries Washington,” he added.

An official, who spoke on situation of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the difficulty, stated Harris will focus on the most effective methods for the worldwide neighborhood to handle the debt challenges going through Ghana and Zambia.

On March 14, US Vice President spokeswoman Kirsten Allen stated, “This go to will strengthen US partnerships throughout Africa and advance our widespread efforts for safety and financial prosperity.”

It must be recalled that Harris’ go to follows the Summit on Africa held in Washington final December, when President Joe Biden appealed for a broader partnership with Africa.

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