Monday, October 15, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary María Otero Travels to Mauritania

Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
Washington, DC

October 12, 2012

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights María Otero will travel to Nouakchott, Mauritania from October 15-17, 2012. She will meet with government officials, including President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, representatives from civil society, UN agencies and youth groups to discuss political and democratic developments in the country, electoral processes, refugees and humanitarian assistance and combating trafficking in persons. This is the most senior-level U.S. State Department visit to Mauritania in five years.

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