Secretary of State Colin L. Powell traveled to South Africa, Angola, and Gabon, September 2-6.
In South Africa, Secretary Powell led the U.S. delegation during the high-level segment of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. During his stay in Johannesburg September 3-4, he delivered a statement on behalf of the United States and met with heads of state and other senior representatives of governments participating in the World Summit.
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Secretary Powell was joined by an interagency delegation including: Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky, Assistant Secretary of State John Turner, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Todd Whitman, Deputy EPA Administrator Linda Fisher, Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality James Connaughton, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture James Moseley, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Claude Allen, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Andrew Natsios, Under Secretary of Energy Robert Card, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President Peter Watson, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Jennifer Haverkamp.
In Angola, Secretary Powell discussed the progress being made in the peace process as well as efforts to effect national reconciliation. He met with Angola's President dos Santos, and with the UNITA leadership. He also visited a camp for displaced persons and an orphanage to see at first-hand the challenges that Angola faces in rebuilding its war-torn society.
In Gabon, Secretary Powell acknowledged the historical significance of Gabon's decision to dedicate ten percent of its territory to a national park system. While there, the Secretary met with Gabon's President Omar Bongo and Foreign Minister Jean Ping. In addition, he visited a tropical rainforest reserve and meet with national and international conservationists as well.
Remarks by Secretary Powell
09/06/2002: Remarks following Meeting with Cape Verde Foreign Minister Manuel Sousa
09/05/2002: Remarks After Working Dinner with Gabonese President Omar Bongo at The Presidency
09/05/2002: Remarks at Environmental Roundtable at Ekwata
09/05/2002: Joint Commission for Implementation of Lusaka Protocols
09/04/2002: Press Briefing
09/04/2002: Interview on CNN
09/04/2002: Remarks at the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Launch
09/04/2002: Remarks at Summit Institute for Sustainable Development Event
09/04/2002: Remarks at Announcement of the Clean Water for People Initiative
09/04/2002: Remarks at World Summit on Sustainable Development
09/03/2002: Press Briefing on Board Plane with Actor Chris Tucker
08/20/2002: West Africa Water Initiative
Other Remarks; Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
09/04/2002: Remarks to the Press after the Secretary of State's WSSD Intervention
08/29/2002: Media Briefing; Paula Dobriansky, Andrew Natsios, James Moseley, James Connaughton, Claude Allen, Linda Fisher, Robert Card, Peter Watson, Jennifer Haverkamp, David Garman, John Turner, Anne Peterson
08/30/2002: Press Briefing on Good Domestic Governance
08/29/2002: Press Briefing on U.S. Leadership and Health
08/29/2002: Announcement of Partnerships Initiatives