Wife of U.S. Vice-President coming to Sierra Leone

JILLBIDEN

DR. JILL BIDEN

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2014

Dr. Jill Biden, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and U.S. Ambassador Catherine
Russell to Travel to Africa

Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone
from June 30 – July 7, 2014. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large
for Global Women’s Issues, will also travel with Dr. Biden.

During their travel, Dr. Biden, Administrator Shah, and Ambassador Russell will
highlight how girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy,
and civil society can accelerate economic development, improve health and educational
outcomes, strengthen democratic governance, and foster peace and security. These
themes will also be woven throughout the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held
in Washington, D.C. in early August.

Additional details about the trip are forthcoming

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