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Furthering Commitment to Africa: The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Review

Chatham House, London

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Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, US Department of State
Chair: Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House


Africa is now recognized for its vast potential as well as its political influence in international fora, and there has been a growing number of Africa-focused summits, with China, India, the European Union, South Korea and Turkey all hosting such events in recent years. The US has in the past given precedence to bilateral engagements in support of its ‘four pillars’ approach to implementing its Africa strategy. The first US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, held in August, marked a shift towards a complementary continent-wide engagement. 

At this roundtable, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will discuss US policy and priorities in Africa and the significance of the summit for enhanced US-Africa relations.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.