United States: Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in Burkina

The United States Embassy in Ouagadougou hosted the visit of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee from October 19 to 21 to Burkina Faso. The trip marked his first visit to Africa as Deputy Secretary of State. She met the President of Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to work with Burkina to strengthen democratic governance, promote economic development and establish sustainable security in the Sahel.

“The United States is attached to our relations with Burkina Faso”Deputy Secretary Phee told reporters on October 21 following her meeting with President Kaboré. “We benefit from a strong partnership on development, public health and security cooperation”, she added. “Our mutual work is essential to achieving and advancing our common goals in the region.”

Deputy Secretary of State Phee met with other Burkinabè officials and with business and industry leaders to explore ways to harness US trade and investment with Burkina Faso

She also participated in an event during the 27e Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) to promote partnerships between independent American and African filmmakers. While in Ouagadougou, Assistant Secretary Phee also met representatives of civil society and participants in US exchange programs.

Done in Ouagadougou, October 22, 2021

Embassy of the United States of America

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