SA ready for leadership summit in US

2014-08-03 14:22
(Cliff Owen, AP)

(Cliff Owen, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Washington - President Jacob Zuma has begun his three-day visit to the United States where he is leading the South African delegation to the US-Africa Leaders' Summit 2014 convened under the theme: "Investing in the Next Generation'.

The summit is expected to further strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world's most dynamic and fastest growing regions, Africa.

The high level engagement was announced during the official visit to some countries in the continent, including South Africa, by   President Barack Obama last year.

Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement that the summit provided an opportunity to promote increased co-operation on Africa-US trade and investment as well as co-operation on peace and security; infrastructure development and other key sectors.

South Africa sees immense value in the Power Africa initiative of President Obama and an opportunity in it to promote Africa's energy projects as part of the continent's important infrastructure development programme.

Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  barack obama  |  washington  |  us-africa leaders’ summit  |  summit

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.