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HomeU.S.-Africa Leaders SummitPresident Biden and Vice President Harris at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

President Biden and Vice President Harris at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

President Biden invited leaders from across the African continent to Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022 for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Here’s an overview of the President and Vice President’s activities during the summit. See also Secretary Blinken at the summit.

President Joe Biden

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Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

December 14, 2022
“Africa’s prosperity is essential to a better future for all of us. The U.S.-Africa Business Forum is about connections and our shared future. Today, I announced over $15 billion in two-way trade and investment commitments, deals, and partnerships to advance shared priorities.”—President Biden

leaders sitting around a large conference table

Meeting with the Presidents of the DRC, Gabon, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone

December 14, 2022
“I met yesterday with Presidents of the DRC, Gabon, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone to discuss their countries’ upcoming polls in 2023 and challenges and opportunities facing democracies. We discussed the importance of holding free, fair, and transparent elections, and of working together to strengthen democracy globally. The United States plans to provide over $165 million to support elections and good governance in Africa in 2023.”—President Biden

President Biden and President Sall lead a toast at the White House dinner

Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Dinner

December 14, 2022
“‘We the People’ reminds us that our countries’ greatest strength lies in just that: our people.  Our people lie at the heart of the deep and profound connection that forever binds Africa and the United States together.”—President Biden

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Remarks at the Session on Partnering on the African Union’s Agenda 2063

December 15, 2022
“The choices that we make today and the remainder of this decade and how we tackle these challenges, in my view, will determine the direction the entire world takes in the decades to come. As I said yesterday, the United States is all in on Africa and all in with Africa.”—President Biden

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Remarks at the Closing Session on Promoting Food Security and Food Systems Resilience

December 15, 2022
“A few days ago, President Sall was asked . . . what success at this summit would look like. Mr. President, I recall you saying that the United States must show, quote, “the will to work with Africans.” Success will show the will to work with Africans. . . . We have the will to work with Africans, and we need you.”—President Biden

Vice President Kamala Harris

man and woman smiling and shaking hands

Remarks at the African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum

December 13, 2022
“Yesterday, it was my honor to announce new investments in African youth programming and entrepreneurship. Africa is home to the youngest population in the world, and the ideas, innovations, and initiatives of these young leaders will benefit all of us.”—Vice President Harris

Kamala Harris walking in front of row of flags

Remarks at the Working Lunch on Multilateral Cooperation

December 15, 2022
“I am grateful for the opportunity to hear directly from each of you so we can build on areas of alignment and identify a plan of action through which we can jointly manage global and regional issues.”—Vice President Harris

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