Hillary Clinton in South African Capital to Focus on Economic Cooperation


Alex Wong/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria Tuesday for another day largely focused on enhanced economic cooperation. 

There, she will attend the annual U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue where she will meet with American and South African business executives and South African officials. 

At Monday’s business summit in Johannesburg, Clinton said South Africa is poised to make big investments in infrastructure over the next 20 years that could create “massive new opportunities” for American businesses and create jobs in both countries. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the secretary of state has a brief meeting with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the South African who recently became the first woman elected as chair of the African Union.  Then in the evening, Clinton will fly to Cape Town, where on Wednesday she will deliver a speech at the University of Western Cape.

Clinton is on an 11-day tour of African nations that has taken her to Senegal, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Malawi.  After meetings in the South African cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, she is scheduled to visit Nigeria, Ghana and Benin before heading to Turkey on Saturday for a talk about the crisis in Syria.

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