The Washington Times - January 21, 2014, 01:18PM

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will host the first “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit” this summer in Washington.

The gathering, to be held on Aug. 5 and 6, will focus on trade and investment in Africa, and America’s commitment to African security and democratic development, according to the White House.

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“President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the nation’s capital to further strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said.