Nana Akufo Addo, President of The Republic of Ghana and Joe Biden, President of the United States of America
THE UNITED States President, Joe Biden, will be hosting President Akufo-Addo together with other African leaders from Tuesday, December 13, 2022 in Washington D.C. for the US-Africa Leaders Summit.
The summit will demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa. It will also underscore the importance of US-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.
US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer, who made this known when speaking on Accra-based Joy FM, said that, “Indeed Africa is just very important to the United States and the United States President, and it is a wonderful opportunity to talk about issues of mutual concern, the climate, global security, democracy and of course economic progress, and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and also preparation for any other pandemic that might come.”
On what necessitated the visit, the Ambassador mentioned that, “There is a youth and diaspora summit, and President Akufo-Addo is going to play a big role in that. Again, the Year of Return and the role of the diaspora in both countries, I think it is very important. There is a function on peace and security and West African security will be important for that.”
“On the second day, there’s a whole business day … and then there will be deals that feature in that, and then the third day is the actual summit, and again Ghana is very important. So, I know President Akufo-Addo will have very important things to say.”
The US-Africa Leaders Summit is also expected to provide ample opportunity for all participating leaders and their countries to amplify diaspora ties, while promoting education and youth leadership, she stated.