Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Secretary Kerry To Travel to Nairobi and Djibouti
Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
April 27, 2015
Secretary Kerry will visit Nairobi, Kenya, beginning on May 3, to reinforce the importance of our strong bilateral relationship. In his meetings with government officials, business leaders, opposition leaders, humanitarian aid organizations and civil society representatives, he will discuss a range of issues including security cooperation — particularly in light of the recent tragic attack at Garissa University College – refugee assistance, trade, and biodiversity.
This visit will focus on our common goals, including accelerating economic growth, strengthening democratic institutions, and improving regional security.
The Secretary will travel to Djibouti, Djibouti, on May 5, where he will meet high-level leaders to discuss our bilateral cooperation and their support to evacuation efforts from Yemen. He will engage with Djiboutian youth and religious leaders on a range of issues. The Secretary will also visit with U.S. military personnel at Camp Lemonnier.
This is the first time that a sitting Secretary of State will visit Djibouti.