G20: Biden backs allocation of seat to Africa

US President Joe Biden expressed his support for a seat for Africa in the G20 on Thursday in Washington, saying he will soon visit Africa.

“African voices, African leadership, African innovation” are needed to address a multitude of global challenges, he said at the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

“Africa has a place at the table in every room, in every room where global challenges are discussed and in every institution where discussions take place,” Biden said, expressing his support for a seat for Africa. both in the G20 and the United Nations Security Council.

The US President emphasized the willingness of the United States to work together with Africa instead of just sending aid and assistance.

“Over the next three years, and in close collaboration with the US Congress, we plan to commit $55 billion to Africa to advance our shared priorities and to support Agenda 2063,” he said. noted.

“This figure represents an overall commitment by the United States to invest in African people, African infrastructure, African agriculture, African health care, African security, etc.,” Biden added.

He also indicated that he will tour Africa, adding that several US officials will visit the continent.

“I look forward to visiting your continent,” Biden told nearly 50 leaders attending the Summit.

The US-Africa Leaders’ Summit brings together representatives of nearly 50 countries, civil society and the private sector from the African continent, in addition to officials from the US administration and the African Union Commission.

Participants in this three-day conclave discuss several issues ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, including democracy, governance, security, trade, investments and the development of partnerships between African countries. and the United States.

The Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, represents HM King Mohammed VI at the work of this summit, which is being held from December 13 to 15 in the American federal capital, Washington.

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