Jill Biden to visit Africa

Comment on this story


iol news pic Joe and Jill Biden

AP

Jill Biden introduces her husband, US Vice President Joe Biden, at The White House Summit on Working Families in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington - Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will make a three-country trip to Africa this summer to promote girls' education and women's participation in government, the economy and civil society.

The White House says she will visit Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. She departs on the weeklong trip Monday.

She will travel with USAID administrator Rajiv Shah and Catherine Russell, the US Ambassador-at-Large for global women's issues. The White House says the trip will highlight how increasing women's involvement in government can accelerate economic development, strengthen democracies and foster peace and security.

Sapa-AP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory