A US delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee, will attend the African Union Summit to convene in Ethiopia February 17-18.
Assistant Secretary Molly Phee is paying a visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 12-17, 2024 and will be joined by Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Ambassador Mike Hammer, the US department of State said in a press release.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy Dr. John Nkengasong; U.S. Agency for International Development’s Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa Monde Muyangwa; and other senior U.S. Government officials will also be part of the delegation, the press release said.
Their travel will focus on the African Union (AU) Summit, where they will meet with AU officials, as well as heads of state and ministers attending the summit.
“The United States reaffirms the value of a strong African Union and welcomes the AU’s leadership on the global stage. We are proud of our strong partnership with the AU, its member states, and the peoples of Africa. We are dedicated to working together to advance our shared global priorities to foster openness and open societies, deliver democratic and security dividends, promote economic opportunity and pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, and support conservation, climate adaptation, and a just energy transition,” the press release said.
While in Addis Ababa, Assistant Secretary Phee will also discuss with Ethiopian Government officials bilateral and regional issues.