Focus of Trip:
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright is traveling in Africa from December 6-12, 2000. Cape Town and Pretoria,
South Africa are her first stops and then travels to Port Louis, Mauritius and to Gaborone, Botswana.
This trip serves to underscore the unprecedented engagement of the Clinton Administration on the African continent and demonstrates the commitment to democracy, economic progress and regional cooperation of these three countries. In her meetings with a wide array of government officials, non-governmental organizations and members of the civil society, the Secretary focuses on the real challenges facing the region including the battle against HIV/AIDS.
Following these stops, the Secretary has been invited by President Bouteflika of Algeria to witness the signing of the peace agreement by Ethiopia and Eritrea in Algiers on December 12. The final peace agreement builds on a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement brokered by the United States and the Organization of African Unity last June.
12/12/00: Press Briefing aboard Plane En Route Budapest, Hungary
12/12/00: Remarks following meeting with Algerian President Bouteflika, Algiers, Algeria
12/12/00: Remarks at Ethiopia/Eritrea Peace Agreement Ceremony, Algiers, Algeria
12/11/00: Press remarks with Foreign Minister Mompati Merafhe, Gaborone, Botswana
12/11/00: Remarks at Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Clinic, Gaborone, Botswana
12/11/00: Remarks at Signing of Education for Development and Democracy Initiative, Gaborone, Botswana
12/10/00: Remarks at Business Roundtable Port Louis, Mauritius
12/10/00: Press Remarks with Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, Port Louis, Mauritius
12/09/00: Press Remarks with Foreign Minister Nkosazana Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa
12/08/00: Press Briefing at Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
12/08/00: Press Remarks Following Visit to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
12/08/00: Remarks at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
12/08/00: Remarks to Women's Roundtable, Cape Town, South Africa
12/12/00: Remarks by Anthony Lake, Special Envoy for Ethiopia and Eritrea, Press Briefing at the Presidential Palace, Algiers, Algeria