Washington, DC – Today, Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led a Congressional delegation (CODEL) to four African countries, including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte dIvoire, and Tanzania. The Chairman is joined by Representatives Ami BeraIlhan Omar, Joyce Beatty, G.K. Butterfield, Brenda Lawrence, and Troy Carter. 

In Sierra Leone, the delegation will meet with President Bio, his Cabinet and  other government officials, as well as Sierra Leonean opposition leaders, members of civil society, and NGOs. They will also tour Bunce Island, a former slave trading port, where public remarks will be given. 

In Liberia, the delegation will meet with President Weah and other members of the Liberian government, attend a roundtable event to discuss good governance and accountability, and commemorate Liberia’s Bicentennial Anniversary 

In Tanzania, the delegation will meet with Prime Minister Kaasim Majaliwaalumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative, and conservation officials and partners 

Finally, in Cote d’Ivoire, the delegation will meet with President Ouattara and Prime Minister Patrick Achi, President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, and observe U.S. Africa Command’s annual FLINTLOCK exercise.