Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Travel to Tanzania, DRC, Belgium

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 7, 2016

U.S. Special Envoy Thomas Perriello to the Great Lakes Region of Africa is traveling September 6–17, 2016, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); and, Brussels, Belgium. He will attend the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State summit on September 8 in Dar es Salaam, in an effort to support regional leadership in resolving the Burundi crisis and specifically the EAC-led dialogue amongst Burundian stakeholders. He will be in the DRC, September 9–15, to engage at length with stakeholders there on issues of dialogue, protecting political space, and advancing the electoral process. His trip will conclude in Brussels, where he will meet with international and European partners.