Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Strengthening relationships in Africa has been a top priority for me at the Foreign Affairs Committee. I have long worked to improve the stability and economic prosperity of African nations – including through wildlife conservation and improved trade. Africa presents several challenges and opportunities for the United States, which is what this hearing will explore. We need to get this right.”

Opening Statements

Full text of Chairman Ed Royce’s opening statement


The Honorable Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Mr. Ramsey Day
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]


Hearing transcript (PDF)