On the eve of the launch of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, the Atlantic Council brought together African heads of state and senior officials for a welcome dinner.
The presidents and prime ministers of Senegal, the Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Somalia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar and the African Union Commission were present at the event, which was also marked by performances highlighting the close ties between the African diaspora and the United States.
On this occasion, John F.W. Rogers, Chairman of the Atlantic Council, gave a welcome speech alongside Senegalese President Macky Sall and other officials from the African and American sides.
For his part, the President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, Frederick Kempe said the dinner welcomed influential figures from Africa to discuss business opportunities shared by African nations and the United States, while thanking the heads of state and policymakers for their presence, stressing the importance of engagement between the United States and Africa to advance democracy, security and prosperity in the world.