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Clinton on a Four Nation Tour of W.Africa

Channels Television  
Updated January 17, 2012

Hillary Clinton,the U.S. Secretary of State is on a tour of West Africa as she will be visiting four nations on the african continent.

Clinton who already landed in Ivory Coast yesterday will be leaving for Togo today as it will go down in history as the first ever U.S. Secretary of State to visit Togo which recently won a non-permanent seat in the U.N. Security Council for 2012-2013.

Clinton on a Four Nation Tour of W.Africa

Her visit to these african countries will be to foster good governance and economic development, for Ivory Coast the United States is said to have major interests in the cocoa sector as well as other sectors.

Clinton will be using her visit to Togo to press home more action against Iran and Syria as it is doing in the international community.

Hillary Clinton met with President Alassane Outtarain Ivory Coast to discuss economic ties with the United States having a major embassy in Ivory Coast and looking at ways to better governance in the country as it was her first meeting with the Ivorien President since the ruling coalition won a landslide victory in December 11 parliamentary elections that boosted his hand in governing the war-scarred West African state.

The U.S. Secretary of State will be rounding up her visit in the tiny Atlantic Ocean state of Cape Verde, which successfully transitioned from an autocratic government to a democratic one and to further boost the cooperation on counter-narcotics.