US President to host sub-Saharan leaders on March 28
US President Barack Obama will host leaders from four sub-Saharan African countries for a meeting on March 28, the White House said late Monday, DPA reported.
Participating are presidents Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, Macky Sall of Senegal and Joyce Banda of Malawi and Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde.
The meeting "underscores the strategic importance the president places on building partnerships and substantive engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, and our commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies," the White House said.
The agenda includes strengthening democratic institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, generating economic opportunity and expanding trade and investment.