Foreign Minister Visits Africa

12/07/2013 17:59

Foreign Minister Mike Farr and Special Agent Tracee have returned from a diplomatic mission to Africa.  The Foreign Minister visited South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.  He is also made a brief stop in France.  The President acknowledged that West Who has not engaged African nations in the past but hoped that this goodwill visit by the Foreign Minister will set the stage for positive relations in the future.

 

Foreign Minister Farr said touring these African countries has allowed a West Who government offical for the first time to extend the hand of friendship.  He visited Victoria Falls, national parks, and major cities on his tour.  Farr said, "I enjoyed Zambian officials showing me Victoria Falls.  They are the largest waterfalls in Africa."  Over a half million visitors each year visit the waterfalls.  Victoria Falls is not the highest or the widest waterfall in the world, but it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls.  The Foreign Minister will address government officials later this month about his African goodwill tour.