US-AU High Level Dialogue and Ministerial to take place in Washington, D.C

Addis Ababa, November 14, 2017 (FBC) - The United States (US) -African Union (AU) High Level Dialogue and Ministerial will take place November 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

Upon the invitation of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, 37 Foreign Ministers from throughout Africa, including AU leadership will participate at the high level discussions, Donald Yamamoto, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa said in a telephonic media briefing yesterday.

The high level discussions will focus on multilateral issues concerning trade and investment, counterterrorism, and good governance.

"The objectives of the meeting are overall to broaden and deepen the relationship between the United States and Africa," he said.

"The featured viewpoints during the Ministerial on Friday, November 17th will be on economic growth and trade opportunity and development, and then second is on democracy and governance, and third will be peace and security."

Posted by Amare Asrat