Counselor's Travel to West Africa, February 26 - March 5, 2014

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 26, 2014


The Department of State’s Counselor, Thomas Shannon, arrives today in West Africa for visits to Nigeria and Liberia. The Counselor is traveling to Nigeria, as the leader of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration in Abuja.

In Abuja, he will meet with government officials and participate in high-level celebration events with other world leaders. He will then travel to Lagos for discussions on a range of issues of mutual interest, a visit to a U.S. Government assistance project, and interaction with Nigerian youth. Counselor Shannon will also travel to Liberia to open the second meeting of the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, and consult with stakeholders on areas of Liberia’s progress and development.