国务卿克林顿到肯尼亚开始访问 Secretary Clinton Arrives in Kenya To Start Africa Tour

04 August, 2009

美国国务卿希拉里.克林顿抵达了肯尼亚,这也是她非洲七国访问的第一站。克林顿的飞机星期二在内罗毕的机场降落。这次为期11天的访问旨在表明非洲是奥巴马政府的工作重点。

克林顿星期三将在内罗毕的一个论坛上讲话,寻求促进美国和大约40个非洲国家的贸易。按照美国的《非洲增长与机遇法》,美国政府在2000年对许多撒哈拉以南的非洲国家实行出口免税和免配额的政策。

克林顿还将会晤肯尼亚总统齐贝吉和总理奥廷加。她将敦促这两位曾经的竞争对手加快和解的步伐,以2008年达成的权力分享协议为基础,结束因2007年有争议的选举而引发的暴力浪潮。

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Kenya, her first stop on a seven-nation tour of Africa.

The secretary of state's plane landed in Nairobi Tuesday. Her 11-day trip is designed to show that Africa is a priority in the foreign policy of the Obama administration.

On Wednesday, Secretary Clinton is to address a Nairobi forum that seeks to boost U.S. trade with about 40 African states.

Washington granted duty-free and quota-free access to many sub-Saharan African imports in 2000 under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Clinton also will meet Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. She is expected to urge the two former rivals to speed up reconciliation by building on a 2008 power-sharing deal that ended a wave of violence sparked by a disputed 2007 election.