Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to visit United Arab Emirates next week to attend a meeting of the Libya Contact Group and discuss North African issues.

The meeting on June 9 will build on the last Contact Group meeting held in Rome and will allow the US to discuss with its international partners the range of issues with respect to addressing the situation in Libya, including the ongoing implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973, the State Department said.

From UAE, Clinton will travel to Lusaka, Zambia, on June 10 for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial Forum, where she will showcase this centerpiece of our trade policy with Africa and engage with government, private sector, and civil society representatives from 37 different countries, it said.

While in Zambia, she will also meet with Zambian President Rupiah Banda as well as participate in events to highlight US government initiatives to improve the lives of the Zambian people.

From there, Clinton will travel to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to meet with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, it added.