Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Ambassador Robin Sanders on AlJazeera News- Discusses Biden's US-Africa Summit Goals and Outcomes - Dec 16, 2022

Ambassador Robin Sanders, who attended several key sessions of the recently held US-Africa Leaders' Summit by U.S. President Biden, discusses on Al Jazeera News (see link below), the importance of the U.S. Administration's reset with African nations, particularly in the areas of trade, investment, transportation, infrastructure, climate change, renewables, and the Diaspora. Sanders also emphasized in the interview, that although the US will be heavily working on these areas, it will also keep focus on our core values of democracy, and human rights. She noted that the high level of commitments - signed deals and investments -- which were made at the December 13-16, 2022, Summit was impressive, and included large and small U.S. and Africa companies. As an example, she mentioned Nigeria's Sapele Power, PLC (
Sapele Power Plc Online) and its project with the US company ESS Inc. - (Long-duration Energy Storage | ESS, Inc.), which manufacturers long duration energy storage. 

Background: The Ambassador serves as an advisor on the climate-smart renewable Sapele-ESS Energy Project, and also attended Biden's December 2022 US-Africa Summit, particularly its sessions on US-Africa trade as she is Chairwoman of the US-Africa Trade Advisory Council (TACA) for the U.S. Trade Representative and also the US-Africa Business forum of the Summit in her capacity as CEO of FEEEDS & FE3DS, LLC, which focuses on advocacy in support of democracy and human rights; and, additionally on trade, small businesses, aviation security, and climate-smart projects in several sectors. 

See Sanders' AJA interview on the take-aways and importance of President Biden's December 2022 US-Africa Leaders' Summit at this link:  https://youtu.be/DTbtv2P-Zpk

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