U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Approaches, Website Goes Live

With less than a month to go until the start of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., we’re excited to announce the launch of the Summit’s official website, which you can access here. As the site describes, the Summit constitutes the largest single engagement by any U.S. President with Africa.

Starting on August 4 and with events spanning three days, it will include approximately 50 African heads of state and government as well as the Chairperson of the African Union, a range of U.S. and African civil society and business leaders, young African leaders, and Members of Congress. The presence of so many African leaders in the nation’s capital provides an historic opportunity to further strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.

In addition to the website, which will be continuously updated as the Summit nears, we invite you to follow the Summit on Twitter using the hashtag #AfricaSummit.

These online tools will offer an opportunity for broader dialogue as we prepare for this unprecedented engagement with one of the world’s most dynamic regions.  

Learn more about the upcoming Summit here.

Grant Harris currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs on the National Security Council. Gayle Smith is Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council.
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