Washington DC, 12 December 2022 (TDI): President Joe Biden, the President of the United States (US) will host leaders from all over the African continent in Washington, DC, for the US–Africa Leaders’ Summit, on 13-15 December 2022.

The Summit will highlight the importance of US-Africa relations and enhanced cooperation on common global concerns, as well as the United States’ unwavering commitment to Africa.

During the US-Africa Leaders Summit, the US President and his administration plan to reaffirm their promises and have discussions about the global economy, democracy and governance, climate change, health and security, women, youth, and education.

Africa will influence not just the destiny of the African people but also the future of the entire world. According to the US Department of State, it will be essential in addressing the most pressing issues and grasping the opportunities that lie ahead for all.

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American backing for the African Union’s permanent membership in the G-20 is anticipated to be announced by Biden.

Africa would have the possibility to debate important topics, current difficulties, and potential solutions to accomplish sustainable development throughout Africa by joining the G-20.

Joe Biden did not summon any one-on-one meeting with any of the 50 African leaders present at the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit.

Due to their suspension by the African Union (AU) as a result of coups and countercoups in West Africa, Biden did not invite Sudan, Guinea, Mali, or Burkina Faso.

These nations were not invited because they do not have good standing with the AU. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which expires in 2025, will be actively considered by the Biden administration at Leaders Summit.

Since the legislation was passed in 2000, it has served as the cornerstone of trade relations between the two areas.

The Leaders Summit aims to highlight how the US and its African partners are strengthening their partnerships and advancing shared priorities.

It also indicates a reflection of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the US strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa, both of which emphasize the critical importance of the region in meeting this era’s defining challenges.