Posted by: africanpressorganization | 27 February 2014

Counselor’s Travel to West Africa, February 26 – March 5, 2014


Counselor’s Travel to West Africa, February 26 – March 5, 2014


WASHINGTON, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

February 26, 2014



The Department of State’s Counselor, Thomas Shannon, arrives today in West Africa for visits to Nigeria and Liberia. The Counselor is traveling to Nigeria, as the leader of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration in Abuja.

In Abuja, he will meet with government officials and participate in high-level celebration events with other world leaders. He will then travel to Lagos for discussions on a range of issues of mutual interest, a visit to a U.S. Government assistance project, and interaction with Nigerian youth. Counselor Shannon will also travel to Liberia to open the second meeting of the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, and consult with stakeholders on areas of Liberia’s progress and development.



US Department of State


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