President Biden to host second U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit

The White House said the summit, which is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to revitalizing global partnerships and alliances, "will continue efforts to strengthen ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values.

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will convene leaders from across the African continent for the second U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit next year, the White House said on Friday without giving any specific date.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Basic Education Lekgotla. This annual event will be held under the theme: "Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World". 
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Basic Education Lekgotla. This annual event will be held under the theme: “Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World”.

The White House said the summit, which is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to revitalizing global partnerships and alliances, “will continue efforts to strengthen ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values.

Biden Kenyatta 
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. hosts President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Official White House photograph

“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,” the White House added. It said additional details will follow.

Buhari and Biden 
President Muhammadu Buhari with Joe Biden


It is not clear who will be invited and whether the summit will be held in person or virtually as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Zambian president-elect Hakainde Hichilema 
Zambian president-elect Hakainde Hichilema
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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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