November 20, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Scott Eisner, President of the Chamber’s U.S. Africa Business Center, released the following statement in response to Secretary of State Blinken’s announcement that President Biden intends to convene a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit:

“We’re pleased to see the Biden Administration embrace the Chamber’s recommendations for a forward-leaning Africa policy by announcing the intention to convene the next U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit,” noted Scott Eisner, President of the Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center. “We hope this is the first step toward a more fulsome engagement with the continent that reinforces the priority the business community places on the strategic partnership with Africa, and the Chamber stands ready to be a leading partner. A strong business component should be key to the Summit agenda, because we know strong economies are the foundation of strong democracies. Be it through AGOA, advancing free trade talks with Kenya, or supporting the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, our members see White House leadership as a vital component of a strong trade and investment relationship that delivers opportunity, economic growth, and job creation in both Africa and the United States.”