Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Monrovia, May 15-17, 2016, for high-level meetings and to deliver a major speech. Her trip to Africa started in Abuja, Nigeria, where she attended the second Regional Security Summit with Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken and Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell.
In Monrovia, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will meet with senior representatives of the Liberian Government, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to discuss bilateral and regional issues.
She will deliver a speech focusing on the challenges facing Liberia and the 2017 presidential elections at the African Methodist Episcopal University.
She will also tour a school named after her at the Edward Binyah Kesselly military training facility and barracks. The Assistant Secretary previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia.