African Union chief heads to US for summit

On the invitation of U.S. President Barrack Obama, the leaders will hold a high-level strategic dialogue under the theme: “Investing in the Next Generation.”

African Union chief heads to US for summit

World Bulletin / News Desk

A delegation of the African Union Commission led by chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma left Addis Ababa on Friday to Washington to take part in the first ever U.S.-Africa summit, the African Union said.

Leaders of 50 African nations along with representatives from various civil society organizations and U.S. authorities will take part in the summit, slated for August 4-6.

On the invitation of U.S. President Barrack Obama, the leaders will hold a high-level strategic dialogue under the theme: “Investing in the Next Generation.”

“It is expected that these discussions and other side engagements will further strengthen the cooperation between Africa and the U.S. at the continental level, building upon the existing strong bilateral and regional cooperation,” the African body said in a press release.

The summit will focus on three sub-themes: Investing in Africa’s Future; Peace, and Regional Security and Governing for the Next Generation (Capacity Development), according to the release.

"Though invited on individual basis, Africa is expected to speak from a common position on these areas which are of critical importance to the continent’s future,” the release said.

"The summit offers another great opportunity to further refine our reflections on the Africa we want, and how to make it happen, with the support of partners such as the United States,” the release quoted Dlamini-Zuma as saying.

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