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LUSAKA, Zambia -- U.S. Africa Command's civilian deputy, Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates, answers questions from Zambian journalists and editors during a media roundtable in the capital city of Lusaka on February 25, 2008. Yates is deputy to the commander for civil-military activities. She answered questions for approximately 40 minutes and thanked Zambia for its contribution to African peacekeeping missions, including Southern Sudan. "We want to be better partners for Zambia and for other nations in Africa," Yates said of U.S. Africa Command. She also stressed that "we respect the sovereignty of every single African nation" and that Africa Command wishes to work closely with existing African institutions such as the African Union. She noted that General William Ward's first trip as AFRICOM commander was to the African Union in November 2007 and that he has urged African governments to send their most talented representatives to the AU to reflect its importance to Africa and the international community. (Photo by Vince Crawley, U.S. Africa Command)
LUSAKA, Zambia -- U.S. Africa Command's civilian deputy, Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates, answers questions from Zambian journalists and editors during a media roundtable in the capital city of Lusaka on February 25, 2008.
Yates is deputy to the commander for civil-military activities. She answered questions for approximately 40 minutes and thanked Zambia for its contribution to African peacekeeping missions, including Southern Sudan.
"We want to be better partners for Zambia and for other nations in Africa,"
Yates said of U.S. Africa Command. She also stressed that "we respect the sovereignty of every single African nation" and that Africa Command wishes to work closely with existing African institutions such as the African Union. She noted that General William Ward's first trip as AFRICOM commander was to the African Union in November 2007 and that he has urged African governments to send their most talented representatives to the AU to reflect its importance to Africa and the international community. (Photo by Vince Crawley, U.S. Africa Command)
LUSAKA, Zambia -- U.S. Africa Command's civilian deputy, Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates, answers questions from Zambian journalists and editors during a media roundtable in the capital city of Lusaka on February 25, 2008. Yates is deputy to the commander for civil-military activities. She answered questions for approximately 40 minutes and thanked Zambia for its contribution to African peacekeeping missions, including Southern Sudan. "We want to be better partners for Zambia and for other nations in Africa," Yates said of U.S. Africa Command. She also stressed that "we respect the sovereignty of every single African nation" and that Africa Command wishes to work closely with existing African institutions such as the African Union. She noted that General William Ward's first trip as AFRICOM commander was to the African Union in November 2007 and that he has urged African governments to send their most talented representatives to the AU to reflect its importance to Africa and the international community. (Photo by Vince Crawley, U.S. Africa Command)
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