04.09.18

Peters Joins Bipartisan Senate Delegation to Niger, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan Senate delegation to Niger, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Burkina Faso. The Senators participated in bilateral meetings with heads of state and senior government officials and reaffirmed bipartisan support for strong counter-terrorism and economic development ties between the United States and Africa.

“Extremist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram pose an international threat, and it is vital that these groups are not given a safe haven to recruit and plan attacks. This trip was an opportunity to assess the extent of militant activity in the African continent and reaffirm American support to our allies in the effort to eliminate extremist groups,” said Senator Peters. “It is also important the United States solidify existing African economic and political partnerships. As China and other nations exert their influence in the region, the United States must demonstrate its commitment to Africa as a viable partner in the future.”

Peters was joined on the delegation by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Michael Bennet (D-CO).