Barack Obama invites African leaders to G8 summit

Other News Materials 4 May 2012 02:00 (UTC +04:00)

US President Barack Obama on Thursday invited four African leaders to join the Group of Eight industrialized nations at a summit at his presidential retreat later this month, DPA reported.

African Union chair and President of Benin, Yayi Boni, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ghanaian President John Mills and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete will participate in discussions on advancing food security on the continent, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Leaders from the G8 - the United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Russia - will hold talks on a range of diplomatic and economic issues at Camp David, Maryland on May 18-19.