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U.S. Africa Relations: A New Framework:Just hours before embarking on his first official visit to Sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary Tillerson today, delivered remarks about the United States relationship with Africa.  Secretary Tillerson underscored that the United States’ security and economic prosperity are linked with Africa’s like never before and said, “As we look ahead, this Administration seeks to deepen our partnerships in Africa, with an aim of making African countries more resilient and more self-sufficient.”Secretary Tillerson emphasized that a stable future is dependent on security. The Secretary discussed the growing threat of terrorism, saying “To prevail against such evil forces, the United States has committed to working with African partners to rid the continent and the world of terrorism by addressing drivers of conflict that lead to radicalization and recruitment in the first place, and building the institutional law enforcement capacity of African nations. We want to help African states provide security for their citizens in a lawful manner.”

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U.S. Africa Relations: A New Framework:Just hours before embarking on his first official visit to Sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary Tillerson today, delivered remarks about the United States relationship with Africa.  Secretary Tillerson underscored that the United States’ security and economic prosperity are linked with Africa’s like never before and said, “As we look ahead, this Administration seeks to deepen our partnerships in Africa, with an aim of making African countries more resilient and more self-sufficient.”Secretary Tillerson emphasized that a stable future is dependent on security. The Secretary discussed the growing threat of terrorism, saying “To prevail against such evil forces, the United States has committed to working with African partners to rid the continent and the world of terrorism by addressing drivers of conflict that lead to radicalization and recruitment in the first place, and building the institutional law enforcement capacity of African nations. We want to help African states provide security for their citizens in a lawful manner.”