U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will visit Zambia next week.
Sherman who started her African tour today (Saturday) will also visit Nigeria, Angola, Malawi and Kenya.
A statement by the US government says in Zambia, Sherman will be the highest ranking U. S. official to visit President Michael Sata after Zambia’s peaceful democratic transition in September 2011.
“She will meet with senior government officials, civil society leaders and journalists to discuss issues, including reform, the economy and elections.’’
It stated that the Under Secretary would hold discussions with national leaders to underscore U. S. interests and strengthen collaborative efforts that promote good governance, economic growth, regional security, social development and human rights.