Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and Guinea

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 2, 2015

Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond will visit Benin, Gabon, and Guinea, July 7–11.

She will visit the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, July 7–9, and meet with the Director of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madame Myrina Amoussouga, and the Minister of Family, Honorine Atikpa, to discuss consular issues, including adoptions, visas, and passports. In addition, she will join Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the New Embassy Compound.

Acting Assistant Secretary Bond will then visit the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon, July 9–10, where she will meet with her counterpart, Director General for Consular Affairs Joseph Giraud Effangone-Obaghe.

From there, she will depart for Guinea, where she will discuss adoptions and other consular issues with Guinea’s National Director of Children, Ramatoulaye Camara, July 10–11.

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