Sunday, January 27, 2013
United States Delegation Attends 2013 AU Summit
Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
January 25, 2013
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Don Yamamoto will lead the U.S. delegation to the 20th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 27 and 28, 2013. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Yamamoto will be accompanied by Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast.
The theme of the 20th AU Summit is Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity. At the Summit, PDAS Yamamoto will have the opportunity to engage African Heads of State on security challenges, notably Mali, Sudan/South Sudan, and Eastern DRC as well as social and economic issues including youth, gender and economic integration.