Ahead of the US-Africa Summit that will be hosted by President Joe Biden, African leaders are traveling to Washington.
The goal of the three-day summit, which starts on Tuesday, is to highlight President Biden’s administration’s dedication to the continent, according to the organisers.
The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and a total of 49 heads of state have been invited to the summit.
The African Union has suspended Mali, Guinea, Sudan, and Burkina Faso, thus they were not invited. Eritrea wasn’t included either.
Some African leaders have been tweeting about their departure to the summit:
“The First Lady and I have left for Washington DC for the #USAfricaLeadersSummit22. We will foster new trade, investment & advance interests on Economy, Education, Health, Good Governance, Peace, Security & Climate Change,” President Lazarus Chakwera tweeted.
Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni said; “On my way to Washington DC, USA for the US-Africa Leaders summit among other official engagements.”
“We’ve left for the #USA to participate in the #USAfricaLeadersSummit22 to be hosted by
@POTUS @JoeBiden While there we’ll hold bilateral talks with fellow Heads of State and Corporate leaders to showcase #Zambia,” Hichilema Hakainde of Zambia said.
Furthermore, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, December 11, departed for Washington DC, the capital of the USA. According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the high-level meeting, which holds between December 13 and 15, is at the instance of the United States President, Joe Biden.
The US-Africa 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.
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