Liberia Invited To U.S.-Africa Summit in August
MONROVIA, Jan 22 (LINA) - Liberia is among African countries invited to attend the first U.S-Africa Leaders Summit to be hosted by U.S President Barack Obama in Washington D.C, August 5-6 this year.
According to a statement from the White House, President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the summit 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 U.S 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.
According to additional information from the U.S National Security Council press office, President Obama will extend an invitation to all African Heads of State that are “in good standing” with the United States and maintain their membership of the African Union.
President Obama will also extend an invitation to the African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
According to the statement, other heads of state being invited to the Summit are heads of state from Angola, Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Chad, Comoros and Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville).
Others are D. R. Congo (Kinshasa), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, and Mauritius.
The rest are 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.