White House Announces Second U.S.- Africa Summit

First summit was held in 2014.

The White House announced this past week that President Joe Biden will host the second U.S.-Africa leaders summit in 2022. The first summit, held by President Obama over three days in 2014, was attended by officials from 50 African states. The focus of the summit will include trade, investment, and security as well as COVID-19 recovery.

The press secretary stated, “This Summit will continue efforts to strengthen ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values. It will also serve as an opportunity to listen to and collaborate with African counterparts on key areas the United States and Africa define as critical for the future of the continent and our global community.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as they prepare to host the summit next year.
  • For officials in the State and Commerce Departments as diplomatic and trade efforts and negotiations are made with African nations.

Sources: The White House


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