Dr. Jill Biden Stops in Lisbon En Route to Africa to Highlight Women’s Empowerment

Dr. Jill Biden at Belém Monastery in Lisbon

During a brief overnight stopover in Lisbon on July 15-16, en route to a three-country official visit in Africa, Dr. Jill Biden visited historic sites of the city. She was greeted by Ambassador Robert Sherman and met members of the U.S. Embassy team. Upon her departure, Dr. Biden said: “‎It was a pleasure to stop in Lisbon on my way to Africa. I had the opportunity to see the city personally, and visit the Torre de Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery. I’m so impressed with Portugal.” Ambassador Sherman also shared, “I am very glad that Dr. Biden chose to stop briefly in Portugal, home of the EURO2016 champions, and had a chance to tour parts of the city, sample the great wine and experience the beauty of the city and the warmth and hospitality of the Portuguese people.”

Dr. Jill Biden continues to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin a three-country visit to Africa where she, along with Cathy Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and Phil Karsting, Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, will engage government and civil society partners on issues related to economic empowerment and educational opportunities for women and girls, as well as global health and food security. Dr. Biden will also make stops in Blantyre, Malawi; Lilongwe, Malawi; Niamey, Niger; and Zinder, Niger.

Other photos of this visit can be seen here: http://ow.ly/TH9f302AdTB