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Biden to host U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit in December

The Summit will demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and will underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.

President Joe Biden will host a summit with leaders from the African continent in Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022, the White House said on Wednesday.

“The Summit will demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and will underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.”

Per Second News reports that this unprecedented gathering – the first hosted by President Obama – builds on the deeper partnership that the United States has with the continent of Africa

 

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

 

Biden said further that “the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will build on our shared values to better foster new economic engagement; reinforce the U.S.-Africa commitment to democracy and human rights; mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and of future pandemics; work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health; promote food security; advance peace and security; respond to the climate crisis; and amplify diaspora ties.”

“I look forward to working with African governments, civil society, diaspora communities across the United States, and the private sector to continue strengthening our shared vision for the future of U.S.-Africa relations, Biden said.

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