By Staff Reporter
Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba is to attend the U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit to be hosted by United States President Barack Obama in Washington DC.
In a media statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, about 50 African Leaders are expected to attend the summit on 5 – 6 August 2014.
The US – Africa Leaders’ Summit will be held under the theme: “Investing in the Next Generation’.
This Summit is the culmination of President Obama’s visit to Africa and its purpose is to deepen cooperation with the African Continent, focusing on trade and investment, peace and security and development in Africa.
There shall be a Business Forum for about 300 participants from business, including African business leaders, African Heads of State or Government, U.S. Government agencies and Members of the U.S. Congress.
President Obama will also engage the African Heads of Delegation in dialogue in three sessions that will focus on the following topics: “Investing in Africa’s Future”; “Peace and Regional Stability”; and “Governing for the Next Generation”.
Engaging Young Leaders will also feature prominently at the Summit as youth engagement is a critical component of the historical U.S. – Africa Summit.
President Pohamba is expected to leave Namibia on Saturday, August 2 and is accompanied by his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon.Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon.Calle Schlettwein, Director General of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Mr. Tom Alweendo and other Senior Government Officials.