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Ambassador Series: The African Union

  • HORIZON BALLROOM, Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

Date:Feb 27, 2018

Time:6:00PM To 8:00PM

Place:HORIZON BALLROOM, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC

6:00pm-6:45pm Reception, 6:45pm-8:00pm Program. This event will be in the HORIZON BALLROOM.

Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC as they host Her Excellency Arikana Chihombori Quao, Ambassador of the African Union Mission to the United States for an Ambassador Series event. Ambassador Quao will discuss the United States and the African Union’s bilateral relationship, as well as AU’s successes and challenges. 

The African Union was established after the Government of the Organization of African Unity issued a Declaration in 1999, with the view of accelerating the process of integration in the continent, and to enable it to play a role in the global economy. The vision of the African Union is that of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.” The African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America is the first bilateral diplomatic mission of the African Union, officially launched in 2007. 

Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, a Ghanaian national, was appointed as the Permanent Representative in February of 2017 and is the second to hold the post.  Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao was a family medicine doctor in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she practiced medicine for 25 years.

Discussant to be confirmed.

6:00pm-6:45pm Reception and Registration
6:45pm-8:00pm Program