U.S. Vice President to visit Africa in late March: The United States seems to want to confirm its new strategy in Africa. A few days after the visit of Secretary of State Blinken, here is Kamala Harris, the vice-president who starts an African tour. These visits aim to strengthen the American presence in the continent and counter the Russian and Chinese breakthroughs.
Kamalla Harris to visit three African countries
U.S. Vice President to visit Africa in late March: The United States announced that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will make a week-long visit to Africa in late March as part of Washington’s efforts to deepen its communication with the continent amid competition with China.
“The visit will strengthen U.S. partnerships across Africa and advance our shared efforts on security and economic prosperity,” Vice President spokeswoman Kirsten Allen said in a statement. “The vice president’s agenda will include democracy building, climate adaptation, women’s economic empowerment and food security,” said Kirsten Allen, official spokeswoman for the U.S. vice president.
Harris plans to visit Ghana March 26-29, then Tanzania March 29-31, and his final stop will be Zambia March 31-April 1.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Africa this week and President Joe Biden is expected to visit Africa later this year.
Egyptian analysts commented on the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to Africa, and believed that it was aimed at addressing the decline of American influence on the brown continent.
U.S. Vice President to visit Africa in late March: What does egyptians analysts think about?
Professor of International Relations, Dr. Hamed Faris, said in his speech that “Kamala Harris’ visit to Africa has many indications, as it comes as a late reaction to the growing rise of China, especially as the United States has been lagging behind, which has led to much criticism of the Biden administration on the grounds that it has neglected the continent for periods.” This has long accumulated and bad politicized policies have been pursued, which has fueled negative feelings among the African people.
He added, “The United States has lost its influence in many African countries, and it is very concerned about China’s growing expansion in Africa, especially since China has become the largest trading partner of the African continent. Chinese trade amounts to $254 billion, compared to $44 billion of trade between China and Africa. partnerships between China and African countries.
American, Chinese and Russian competition around Africa
For his part, researcher and political analyst Yusri Obeid said: “Beijing has been able to use soft power as a tool to strengthen its global role and pursue flexible diplomacy in its relations with African countries by using persuasion instead of coercion. China has been attracting others through culture, economics, unconditional development assistance, which has helped strengthen its effective and growing presence on the continent, and also supports its presence through cooperation and friendship agreements with countries on the continent to encourage investment by Chinese companies on the continent, in addition to mediating in some crises such as the crisis in southern and northern Sudan over the disputed region of Abyei.
For her part, the researcher and political analyst Nourhan Aboul Fotouh said: “The visit of U.S. Vice President Kamalla Harris to Africa in late March comes in the midst of the successive transformations that the world is experiencing, to confirm once again the escalation of competition on the African continent between major countries and players, as this tour comes after tours that have seen The region is one of the major players on the scene and the biggest competitor of the United States of America.
Musical chairs of the 3 powers’ visits
Aboul Fotouh confirmed, “The region has also witnessed the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to a number of African countries, including Mali, Mauritania and Sudan. He also recently visited South Africa, Eswatini, Angola and Eritrea in January. That tour coincided with a tour by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen a month later.U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the African leaders at a summit in Washington.
And she added: “In addition to the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to Egypt, which was accompanied by the visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to Russia, which indicates the successive movements of officials of the three countries, the U.S, and confirms the state of conflict in the region between three forces seeking to take advantage of their presence in this region as an arena of conflict between them at the top of the international system, while each of them seeks to expand its influence globally by resolving the battle of its presence in many areas of geostrategic importance.