United States President Obama to Visit Tanzania

In the much anticipated three nation tour to Africa, the United States President Barack Obama will visit East Africa’s emerging market, Tanzania during 26 June – 03 July 2013

The visit to Africa will also include a tour to Senegal and South Africa, the White House revealed.

The trip to Tanzania is seen as an important part of bolstering US relations with emerging markets and especially as Tanzania races toward becoming East Africa’s most important economy and one of the world’s significant contributors of oil and gas after recent natural gas discoveries in the country.

President Obama will visit Policy-makers, Officials, Business, Civil Society and youth during his trip.

The White House said in a statement “The president will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders. The trip will underscore the president’s commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa to advance regional and global peace and prosperity.”

The inclusion of Tanzania in the President’s trip highlights the country’s achievements and its future development path, and the growing importance of the country’s role in world trade and economics as well as regional politics.