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HomeU.S.-Africa Leaders SummitAbout the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit

About the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

President Biden hosted leaders from across the African continent in Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022, for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

The Summit demonstrated the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and underscored the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.

Africa will shape the future — not just the future of the African people, but of the world. Africa will make the difference in tackling the most urgent challenges and seizing the opportunities we all face.

U.S. Africa Leaders Summit Washington, DC | 2022

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit built on our shared values to better:

  • Foster new economic engagement
  • Advance peace, security, and good governance
  • Reinforce commitment to democracy, human rights, and civil society
  • Work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health security
  • Promote food security
  • Respond to the climate crisis
  • Amplify diaspora ties
  • Promote education and youth leadership

I look forward to working with African governments, civil society, diaspora communities across the United States, and the private sector to continue strengthening our shared vision for the future of U.S.-Africa relations.

Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States

U.S. Department of State

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