U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, to Visit Bangui

U.S. Embassy, Central African Republic

Press Release

January 15, 2020


BANGUI – U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, will visit Bangui from January 19-21, 2020. He will meet with senior government officials, university students, alumni of Department of State public diplomacy exchange programs, and representatives from international organizations and NGOs working on peacebuilding and humanitarian issues in the Central African Republic (CAR). The U.S. is the largest single donor to the humanitarian response in CAR and contributes one quarter of MINUSCA’s annual budget.

Assistant Secretary Nagy is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the Central African Republic since U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, visited in 2016. His visit underscores the U.S. commitment to supporting peace and stability in CAR through the Accord Politique for Paix et Reconciliation, providing assistance to those in need, and working in close cooperation with other international partners to strengthen CAR’s democratic institutions.

Additionally, the Assistant Secretary’s visit will highlight the United States’ commitment to supporting Africa’s youth. He will meet with students and faculty of the University of Bangui, and will also highlight the 10th anniversary of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program that engages the next generation of leaders on the continent by facilitating connections with their peers in the United States.

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