Washington, D.C. — The African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) in Washington, DC, for the second year running is commemorating Africa Day, May 25th 2007, through a series of activities during the week of 21 – 25 May 2007.
The African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) is devoted to promoting and projecting Africa, its successes, the aspirations of its people, in a coherent and sustained way by rallying the US Congress, US Government officials, diplomats, academics and educators, policy analysts and experts from think tanks and international institutions, corporate leaders, the NGO community, African professionals in the diaspora and the media, with an emphasis on building long-term partnerships for mutually beneficial development and cooperation.
The ADC with this view has organized itself into a cohesive body, representing all African Ambassadors in Washington, DC, dedicated to working together with its US partners to highlight and emphasize these positive changes and successes, the challenges they present, and of course the importance of engaging the US on these processes.
During the Africa Week celebrations, the African Ambassadors will furthermore, intensify their ongoing engagement with schools, universities and communities.
The highlight and feature event of the week’s activities will be the Gala Cocktail Reception on Thursday, 24 May 2007 at the National Building Museum. The event will feature prominent members of US Congress, US Administration, the Diplomatic Corps, speakers from the continent, as well as internationally acclaimed acts by African musical artists.
On Friday, 25 May the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will host the ADC for a breakfast discussion and a tour of the facility, including a viewing of the signed treaties between the government of the US and governments of African countries.
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“Let us strengthen Africa’s place in the world through strategic balance and responsible partnership”