President Museveni off to USA for US-Africa leaders summit

President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday left for the United States of America to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit due to kick off on tuesday 13th December 2022 in washington DC.

President Joe Biden is hosting leaders from across the African continent in Washington, DC from December 13-15.

“On my way to Washington DC, USA for the US-Africa Leaders summit among other official engagements,” Museveni said in a tweet.

“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,” President Biden said in a statement.

ODM leader Raila Odinga left for the summit on Saturday in his capacity as AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.

Raila said Biden has invited 49 African leaders to the summit.

“I’m going to discuss with presidents and business leaders on infrastructural investment opportunities in Africa,” Raila said.

He spoke on Friday when addressing the 4th Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani’s Agribusiness and Blue Economy Investment conference in Mombasa.

The US-Africa Leaders Summit seeks to among other things, foster new economic engagement, promote food security, strengthen diaspora ties and respond to the climate crisis.

“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,” the US State Department said.

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