The White House (Washington, DC)

21 January 2014

Africa: White House On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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President Goodluck Jonathan discusses with US President Barack Obama (file photo).

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The White House is pleased to announce that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on August 5 and 6, 2014.

President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the Nation's Capital to further strengthen ties with one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions. The Summit will build on the progress made since the President's trip to Africa last summer, advance the Administration's focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America's commitment to Africa's security, its democratic development, and its people.

Additional information from the National Security Council press office:

President Obama will extend an invitation to all African heads of state or governments except those that are not in good standing with the United States or are suspended from the African Union. President Obama will also extend an invitation to the African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

More specifically, President Obama is issuing invitations for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to heads of state from Angola, Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zambia.

 

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