The US Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, has begun her 11-day African tour to strengthen ties between the United States and the African continent and defend its position and contribution on the continent, especially in a context marked by Chinese and Russian influence.
This visit aims to concretize the conclusions of the Africa-US summit held in Washington last December, during which the Biden administration announced significant investments over the next few years.
Yellen will travel to Senegal, Zambia, and then South Africa after a meeting in Zurich with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
According to the Treasury Department, Yellen will meet with Senegalese President Macky Sall, the current chair of the African Union, in Dakar on Friday. During this visit, Ms. Yellen is expected to highlight American efforts to strengthen economic ties with African countries.
Afterward, Janet Yellen will meet with Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and other senior officials.
Finally, Yellen will meet with her South African counterpart Enoch Godongwana, and Central Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.