Next week, when the US-Africa Leaders Summit takes place in Washington, D.C., President Nana Akufo-Addo is anticipated to attend with his colleagues.
Beginning on December 13, 2022, Joe Biden, the president of the United States, will host officials from African nations.
The Summit will show the US State Department’s steadfast commitment to Africa, according to the US State Department. Additionally, it will emphasize the significance of US-Africa relations and foster greater collaboration on common global priorities.
Virginia Palmer, the US ambassador to Ghana, explained the reasoning behind this diplomatic courtesy on JoyNews’ Foreign Affairs, saying that “in fact, 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, as well as the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and preparation for any other pandemic that might come.”
Regarding what the Ghanaian president would be up to when he attends the conference, the ambassador revealed that “President Akufo-Addo is likely to play a key part in that there is a youth and diaspora summit. Once more, I believe that the year of return and the role of the diaspora in both countries are crucial. West African Security will be crucial for the function of peace and security.
“There is a full business day on the second day…
The third day is the actual summit, and Ghana is once again crucial. After that, there will be transactions that are a part of that. Therefore, I am confident that President Akufo-Addo would address some crucial issues.
The US-Africa Leaders Summit is also anticipated to give all attending leaders and their nations plenty of chances to strengthen ties with the diaspora while advancing young leadership and education.