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Health: US diplomat applauds Gambia’s investment in health

Investment in health - A US diplomat has hailed the Government of Gambia for its investment in healthcare, education and immunisation, PANA reported from here Wednesday.

Bisa Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of State, who is also the US Ambassador to Niger, told journalists here that investments in health and education are important to helping all Gambians achieve prosperity and contribute to the overall development of the country.

“The United States will continue to partner with The Gambia to achieve our collective goals in these areas,” said Williams, who is on a four-day visit to the country aimed at strengthening the long-standing bilateral relationship between the two countries.

The US official said the relationship between her country and Africa has never been stronger.

Last month, President Obama announced the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit which will be held in August in Washington, DC.

Speaking on the summit, Williams said it would build on the progress made since Obama’s trip to Africa last summer, advance the administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.

“The State Department has worked hard to implement the Obama Administration Policy towards sub-Saharan Africa, which focuses on four pillars: Strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, trade and investment, advancing Peace and security, and promoting opportunity and development,” the visiting diplomat said.

Pana 05/02/2014