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Boakai Leads High-Powered Delegation To US… For U.S. Africa Business Partnership Conference 2024

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MONROVIA: Several Liberian government officials, led by President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, are expected to attend the 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2024 in the United States of America.

The U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2024 is a prestigious gathering that brings together U.S. and Africa senior government officials, private sector executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and multilateral stakeholders from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Summit is an annual event that is premier by the Corporate Council on Africa’s (CCA).

It stands as a vital platform or deepening U.S.-Africa business ties across key sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, trade facilitation, ICT, and finance.

The Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Jerolinmek M. Piah, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at the Ministry’s regular press briefing disclosed that a team of government officials will be in the United States to attend the Summit.

Minister Piah said this year U.S.-Africa Business Summit will be held under the theme: “U.S.-Africa Business Partnering for Sustainable Success.”

According to him, the Summit will bring together about 1,500 US and African public and private Sector business executives including Heads of State and Government, international investors, US and African government officials and some multilateral stakeholders.

Minister Piah stated that the objective of the Summit is to enable leaders connect with government and private sector decision makers over the course of four-days and to drive U.S.-Africa Sustainable Business partnership.

He added that the Government of Liberia will be represented by a number of officials including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Commerce, Agriculture, Lands and Mines, National Investment Commission, Liberia Electricity Corporation, Information, Liberia Telecommunications Authority and one Cecelia Cooper will also join the delegates to the United States.

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the Summit on May 6-9, 2024 in Dellas, Texas, U.S.A.

African Heads of States attending the event including, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai; President Lazarus Chakwer, Malawi; President Joao Lourenco, Angola; President Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi, Botswana; Vice President Kashim Shettima, Nigeria; Chief Minister David Sengeh, Sierra Leone amongst others.

U.S Government official expected to form part of the event are Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of U.S.A to United Nations, Ambassador Katherine Tia, United States Trade Representative, Xochiti Torres Small, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Amos Hochstein, Senior Adviser to the President for Energy and Investment; the White House, Richard Nelson, Power Africa Coordinator amongst others.

African ministerial delegations attending the event included Republic of Angola, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Tanzanian, Togo, Gambia, Zambia, Malawi among others.

Several activities are expected to take place during the Summit including Doing business in Africa Country Forums, plenary sessions, sector-focused panels, pathways to financing, exhibitions, private meetings, high-level dialogue and as well B2B & B2G Networking etc.

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