US-Africa Leaders Summit: Investing in the Next Generation

US Africa Summit

Have an interest in emerging markets?

You are not alone. In fact, countries across the African continent are in the process of reaping the benefits of emerging market investors. Governments around the globe have also raced to strengthen partnerships. Toward this end, over the next few days, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind.

The US-Africa Leaders Summit marks the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government. It builds on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and seeks to strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions. Specifically, the August 4-6 Summit 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. At the same time, it will highlight the depth and breadth of the United States’ commitment to the African continent, advance our shared priorities and enable discussion of concrete ideas to deepen the partnership.

To view the program of events, and even watch some live via real-time streaming, visit here.

Do you agree that a summit of this kind is necessary at this time? What do you think? As always, we want to hear from you.

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