Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights Under-Secretary Uzra Zeya will visit Mozambique and Namibia from July 18-24. During her trip, she will advance U.S.-African partnerships on food security and support for refugees and displaced persons, promoting respect for human rights, strengthening democratic governance, and combating corruption. trafficking in people and wildlife.
Under Secretary Zeya will begin her trip to Maputo, Mozambique on July 18, where she will meet with government officials and members of civil society to discuss opportunities to advance the stabilization of violence-affected areas, drawing taken advantage of new opportunities within the framework of the American strategy to prevent conflicts and promote stability. She will highlight the important work the United States is doing with African and international partners to combat terrorism and human trafficking, build the capacity of justice and law enforcement partners, help displaced people interior and people affected by violence in northern Mozambique, as well as promoting nutrition. security, democratic principles, anti-corruption efforts, respect for human rights and religious freedom.
Under Secretary Zeya will then travel to Windhoek, Namibia, on July 21, where she will meet with government officials to advance shared global priorities on climate change, transnational crime, and energy, and to discuss efforts together to strengthen democracy, promote the human rights of all individuals, combat human trafficking, assist refugees and promote regional security. During her visit, she will also meet with members of civil society as well as young Namibian political and social leaders to hear their vision for the future of Namibia and the partnership with the United States. She will then visit a refugee camp and Waterberg Plateau Park to see first-hand US-Namibian cooperation to support vulnerable populations and protect endangered wildlife from illegal trafficking.