US-Africa summit: Biden aims to boost trade, investment, food security; are the ambitions too high? – The North Africa Post

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Under the plan, Washington says the summit will focus on existing challenges, especially those relating to peace and security, food security, climate change and poverty alleviation across Africa. But the summit takes place amid multiple challenges, including a tough global economic climate, growing food and military insecurity in Africa or the rising toll of climate change. But distracted by the global economic crisis, war in Ukraine, the pandemic and climate change, Biden has yet to commit to a scheme of similar ambition in Africa. “I will give the president the benefit of the doubt and hope he has something big to announce next month at the US-Africa summit. Let’s stay tuned.”The US-Africa Leaders’ Summit was announced simultaneously in virtual remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris to the US-Africa Business Summit in Marrakesh hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa and the Kingdom of Morocco and attended by a large US delegation.
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