WASHINGTON (United States) – Friday, 16 December 2022 (APS) – The works of the second US-Africa Leaders Summit, attended by Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane as representative of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, wrapped up in Washington with a commitment to work for a greater representation of Africa in international bodies.

Partnership between the United States and Africa is based on “the conviction that African governments and peoples will contribute to determining the future of the world order to meet the most urgent global challenges,” said the final communiqué of the summit, co-chaired by US President Joe Biden and Senegalese President, Macky Sall, the acting chairman of the African Union (AU).

The statement underlined “the commitment of the United States to work for a greater representation of Africa in international bodies, including international governance.”

The United States announced a UN Security Council’s reform plan, with the support of permanent seats for African countries.

The US also expressed support for the African Union to join the G20 as a permanent member.

The communiqué stressed a “commitment to step up long-term cooperation and extend partnership to meet challenges, with a better use of common opportunities.”

As regards the cooperation fields, the statement mentioned “technology, cyber-security, trade, environment protection and economy.”