The US-Africa Leaders Summit: A Preview

Remarks by
The Hon. Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs
US Department of State

Moderated by
J. Peter Pham
Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

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President Obama in August will welcome leaders from across the African continent to Washington for a three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. The Summit, the largest event any US president has held with African heads of state and government, builds on the president's trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and is aimed at strengthening ties between the United States and one of the world's most dynamic and fastest growing regions. According to the White House, the meeting will "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."

Please join the Atlantic Council as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield previews this landmark event and the challenges and opportunities for US-African relations.

DATE:              Thursday, July 31, 2014
TIME:               11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
LOCATION:         Atlantic Council
                        1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                       Washington, DC 20005

Representatives of the press are welcome and this event is on the record; members of the media should contact to register.