US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit South Africa in early August to participate in the ‘US-South Africa Strategic Dialogue’.
She will be also accompanied by a US business delegation that will include executives from companies in the engineering, transport, power, aviation, logistics, retail, information technology and high technology sectors.
Clinton’s visit to South Africa forms part of a larger six-nation African mission, beginning on July 31 and ending on August 10.
Besides South Africa, the Secretary will call on Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Malawi.
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday that Clinton would emphasise the partnership between the US and South Africa “in addressing issues of mutual concern and our shared challenges on the African and world stages”.
Clinton will also pay her respects to former President Nelson Mandela.
During the full African tour, policy commitments outlined in the Presidential Policy Directive will be given attention, including strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, advancing peace and security, and promoting opportunity and development for citizens.