WH Announces U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2014

 

Statement by the Press Secretary Announcing the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

 

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.

 

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