Africa/USA: Joe Biden announces a summit for mid-December in Washington

Africa/USA: Joe Biden announces a summit for mid-December in Washington

US President Joe Biden announces an Africa-USA summit for mid-December next in Washington (photo illustration)

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, a U.S.-Africa Summit to be held in the middle of next December in Washington to discuss challenges ranging from food security to climate change. Before this date, during an Africa-USA business conference which opened this very day in Morocco, the American government also wants to mobilize, in partnership with the private sector, “billions of dollars” of investments for the African continent.

Washington will host the United States of America-Africa summit scheduled for Tuesday December 13 to Thursday December 15, 2022. demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa,” and furthermore “stress the importance of his country’s relationship with Africa, as well as “closer cooperation on shared global priorities.”

“The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit will build on our shared values ​​to further promote a new economic engagement,” the White House tenant continued.

Also, added President Biden, “to strengthen the commitment of the United States and Africa to democracy and human rights, to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and future pandemics, to work working together to improve regional and global health, to promote food security, to advance peace and security, to respond to the climate crisis and to increase ties with the diaspora,” he concluded.

According to an official of the American Administration who spoke on condition of anonymity, about fifty African leaders should take part.

In the meantime, through a USA-Africa business conference which opened on Wednesday July 20, 2022 in Morocco, Washington wishes to mobilize “billions of dollars” of investments in favor of the African continent, in partnership with the private sector, according to the head of the American delegation to the Cherifian country.

“The United States seeks to catalyze billions of dollars in trade and investment relationships to create jobs and build inclusive and sustainable economic growth across the African continent,” said Alice Albright, CEO of the development agency. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) at a USA-Africa business symposium which opened on Wednesday July 20, 2022 in Morocco.

Joe Biden, who entered the White House in January 2021, has not yet visited Africa as President of the United States while he has made trips to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

By Lassané SAWADOGO (Intern)

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