Biden announces US-Africa summit in Washington in December

US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the United States will host a US-Africa summit in mid-December in Washington.

This summit (December 13/15) intends to “highlight the enduring commitment of the United States to Africa and underscore the importance of American-African relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities”, specified Biden in a statement.

He also stressed that the event is also an opportunity to “better foster new economic engagement, strengthen the commitment of the United States and Africa to democracy and human rights. man “.

Among the stated objectives are also, added the American president, to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics, strengthen regional and global health, promote food security, foster peace and security, respond to the climate crisis and strengthen ties with the diaspora.

Welcoming this prospect, the tenant of the White House affirmed: “I look forward to working with African governments, civil society, diaspora communities in the United States and the private sector to continue to strengthen our common vision. the future of U.S.-Africa relations.

A USA-Africa Business Summit is holding its 14th edition from July 19 to 22 in Marrakech, at the initiative of the “Corporate Council on Africa” (CCA). He knows the participation of a large American government delegation, African ministers and decision-makers from the largest American multinationals and the business community of the African continent.

This conclave, which offers the opportunity to establish future-oriented US-Morocco-Africa tripartite business partnerships, also represents an opportunity to consolidate the strategic positioning of Morocco, the only African country to have concluded a free- exchange with the United States, as a hub for Africa and a reference economic partner for the United States.

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