President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has invited 49 African heads of state and the head of the African Union for a three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit.
The summit, scheduled for 13th-15th December 2022, will take place in Washington DC, the US capital.
This was contained in a press statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday.
According to the statement, Biden believes that U.S. collaboration with African leaders, as well as civil society, business, diaspora, women, and youth leaders, is essential to addressing these shared challenges.
The goal of this historic summit will be to build and expand vital political, economic, and strategic partnerships, as well as people-to-people dialogue, based on mutual interests and shared priorities in Africa.
The statement noted, “The summit’s agenda will be packed, including increasing sustainable food production, strengthening health systems, providing humanitarian assistance, responding to the climate crisis, reinforcing democracy and human rights, boosting U.S.-African trade, advancing peace and security, and even enhancing space research and cooperation.”
According to U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Leonard, the upcoming summit presents opportunities to deepen U.S.-Nigeria bilateral ties on multiple levels.
Source: Punch Newspaper