Mr. Aziz Akhannouch Represents HM the King at U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit

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Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch represents His Majesty King Mohammed VI at the US-Africa Leaders' Summit, which is being held from 13 to 15 December in the American federal capital, Washington D.C.

The summit, which brings together representatives of some 50 countries, civil society and the private sector of the African continent, in addition to officials from the U.S. administration and the African Union Commission, includes several meetings and thematic sessions on a myriad of issues.

According to the U.S. State Department, this conclave builds on shared values to better foster a new economic dynamic, strengthen U.S.-Africa engagement including democracy, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and future pandemics, work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health, promote food security, advance peace and security, and address the climate crisis.

The Summit began on Tuesday with a Diaspora and Young Leaders Forum, which focused on development on the African continent, followed by a session on peace, governance and security with the participation of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. This event also includes meetings focused on cooperation in health, adaptation to climate change and energy transition, among others.

A Business Forum is also on the Summit's agenda, bringing together the African and American private sectors to discuss several issues including trade, energy and infrastructure.

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