African Ministers to DC for First High-Level Confab in Trump Era
In the first major outreach by the Trump administration to the African Union, the State Department is hosting two days of talks with senior officials from AU-member states on trade, security and governance in Africa. The day-long African Union High Level Dialogue on November 16 is an annual meeting of U.S. and African government representatives that was begun by the Obama administration in 2009.
On November 17, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold talks with foreign ministers from 37 countries. The ministerial will be following by a reception hosted by the Business Council for International Understanding, Corporate Council on Africa, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Institute of Peace.
VOA, 17 November 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the Trump administration wanted to refocus the U.S. relationship with Africa squarely on trade and investment, to help unlock the… Read more »
The U.S. government is marking ten years of diplomatic ties with the African Union by hosting a two-day High Level Dialogue and Ministerial for African officials in Washington, DC.
VOA, 15 November 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will welcome 37 African foreign ministers to Washington later this week in the largest African foreign policy event to date under President… Read more »
State Department, 14 November 2017
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