US-Africa Summit: Biden Invites Buhari, other African Leaders

By our Correspondent

Confirmed reports have it that the President of the United States of AmericaUnited 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.

Accordingly, the summit will be held in Washington DC from December 13 to 15, 2022.

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Notice on this was contained in a press statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday by the US Embassy in Abuja.

By the released statement, Biden believes that US collaboration with African leaders, as well as civil society, business, the diaspora, women and youth leaders, is essential to addressing shared challenges.

It was further pointed out that the goal of the 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.

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Furthermore, the statement noted that “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 US-African trade, advancing peace and security, and even enhancing space research and cooperation.”

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In this regard, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, said the upcoming summit presents opportunities to deepen US-Nigeria bilateral ties on multiple levels.

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