Ambassador-Designate Andrew Young's Trip to Africa Designation as United States Representative at Celebrations in Tanzania and Nigeria.
The President announced today that U.S. Ambassador-designate to the United Nations Andrew Young will represent the United States at celebrations in Tanzania and Nigeria during the next 10 days. The Ambassador-designate will attend the 20th anniversary celebration of the founding of Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi Party on February 5. This is also the date of the merger of the Afro-Shirazi Party and the mainland Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) and the 10th anniversary of Tanzania's Arusha Declaration of Socialism and Self-Reliance.
In Nigeria, Ambassador-designate Young will attend portions of the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture in Lagos and Kaduna, on February 8 and 9. Ambassador Young will leave the United States on February 1 and return February 11.
Ambassador-designate Young plans to meet with the leaders of Tanzania and Nigeria and other African leaders at the celebrations to hear their views on African problems and U.S.-African cooperation at the United Nations.
Ambassador-designate Young will be accompanied by his assistant, Stoney Cooks, and Dennis Leogh, Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs in the State Department.
Mr. Young, who was confirmed by the Senate on January 26, will be sworn in on Sunday, January 30, in ceremonies in the East Room.
Jimmy Carter, Ambassador-Designate Andrew Young's Trip to Africa Designation as United States Representative at Celebrations in Tanzania and Nigeria. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243626