A delegation of U.S. elected representatives led by Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona visits Zimbabwe February 15 – 17, 2015 as part of a four-country fact-finding mission in the region to better understand wildlife conservation and regional security issues in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. The delegation will meet Embassy staff and has requested meetings with representatives of the government of Zimbabwe, the private sector, and civil society organizations. The visit will enable the representatives to learn about issues of importance in the U.S.-Zimbabwe bilateral relationship, including the protection and conservation of wildlife.
The delegation consists of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee), Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA). Below are abridged biographies of the delegation. Full biographies are available upon request.
Please direct all media inquiries to Nicole Finnemann, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Harare at HararePAS@state.gov.