U.S. President Joe Biden signs three documents including an Inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations, as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris watches in the Presidents Room at the U.S. Capitol after the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via REUTERS
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President Biden to host US-Africa Leaders summit in Washington, DC

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President Joe Biden  will welcome leaders from across the African continent to Washington,DC capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next year, Persecondnews.com gathered in Washington. The second such event of its kind.

A senior US official told Persecondnews.com that the US-Africa Leaders summit will focus on trade and investment in Africa and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.

” At the same time, it will highlight the depth and breadth of the United States’ commitment to the African continent, advanced our shared priorities, and enable discussion of concrete ideas to deepen the partnership. At its core, the Summit will foster stronger ties between the United States and Africa.

The White House also announced last week that “This summit will continue efforts to strengthen ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values.”

“It will also serve as an opportunity to listen to and collaborate with African counterparts on key areas the United States and Africa define as critical for the future of the continent and our global community.”

China is also hosting its eighth Forum on China-Africa Co-operation in Dakar, Senegal, next week.

A date for the US-Africa Leaders summit has not been set but the White House said details are forthcoming.

The first US-Africa Leaders Summit was held in 2014 under the presidency of Barack Obama — when Mr Biden served as vice president — but the event was not held under former president Donald Trump.

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