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The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will be meeting with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, today as part of his travel plan to visit Africa and meet with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni.
In a press statement by the US Department of State Spokesperson, Ned Price, On Monday, he said that “The Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow, April 27, on his first virtual trip to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Nigeria and engage with young people from across the continent.
The secretary will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni. In a “Ten Questions with Tony” event. The YALI alumni will be given the opportunity to engage with the Secretary on a range of topics, including the role youths play in the future of Africa, economic development, democracy, and good governance, health, and climate change.
Through YALI, the United States works with public, private sector, and civil society partners all over the continent to come up with plans and economic opportunities to encourage the creativity, innovativeness, and energy of Africa’s youth.