December 5, 2022

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to host President Samia Hassan of Tanzania Friday, becoming the fourth African leader to visit White House under Biden administration

Samia Hassan
President Samia Hassan of Tanzania

The United States Vice President Kamala D. Harris will be hosting President Samia Hassan of Tanzania at the White House on Friday, and both leaders will discuss a wide range of issues, including partnering on global health security and global health issues, and other regional and global issues of concern, a senior Biden administration official told Today News Africa in Washington DC.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dennis McDonough look on as President Joe Biden delivers remarks prior to signing a bipartisan Veterans bill Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

“In their bilateral meeting, they will discuss strengthening democracy in Tanzania, expanding our economic and commercial partnership, partnering on global health security and global health issues, and other regional and global issues of concern,” the senior administration official said. “The United States and Tanzania have an important partnership, and the Vice President looks forward to reviewing the progress made in Tanzania and the work underway to continue that progress.”

According to the official, “This meeting further demonstrates the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to strengthening ties with Tanzania and with countries across Africa based on the principles of mutual respect and equality.”

In September 2021, the Vice President met with President Akufo-Addo of Ghana and President Hichilema of Zambia. Earlier this month, President Biden spoke with President Ramaphosa of South Africa.

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