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.


“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.