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Los Angeles City Council Recognized African and Carribean Diplomatic Corps in Celeberation of Black History Month
The U.S. Africa Institute (USAI) played a pivotal role in hosting the inaugural African diplomatic corps in Los Angeles in partnership with the City of Los Angeles to celebrate Black History Month. The USAI has been at the forefront of promoting diplomatic relations between the United States and Africa, and this event was another testament to their commitment to fostering partnerships between the two regions.
The event saw African and Caribbean Ambassador, diplomats, and honorary Consul Generals being recognized with certificates of appreciation from Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore Curren D. Price. The USAI was instrumental in organizing the event, which brought together a diverse group of African diplomats and community leaders from across the United States.
The event was an opportunity for African diplomats to engage with the local community and to share their experiences and perspectives on various issues affecting Africa and the United States. It also provided an avenue for the African diplomatic corps to network and exchange ideas with one another, creating a platform for collaboration and cooperation.
Dr. Tadios Belay, President and CEO of the USAI, welcomed the diplomatic corps alongside Mayor Karen Bass and Los Angeles City Council members. Dr. Belay expressed his delight at the opportunity to host the event, stating that it was a significant step towards promoting stronger ties between Africa and the United States.
Mayor Bass emphasized the importance of collaboration between Africa and the United States, particularly in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. She noted that the African diplomatic corps had a critical role to play in promoting trade, investment, and cultural exchange between the two regions.
The event was an excellent showcase of the USAI’s commitment to promoting diplomatic relations between the United States and Africa. It highlighted the critical role that African diplomats play in fostering collaboration and cooperation between the United States and Africa and underscored the importance of building strong relationships between nations.
Overall, the event was a resounding success and a testament to the USAI’s dedication to promoting stronger ties between Africa and the United States through public diplomacy. The recognition received by the African diplomatic corps was a fitting tribute to their invaluable contribution to promoting partnerships and collaborations between nations. The USAI can be proud of the role it played in organizing the event and fostering stronger diplomatic relations between the United States and Africa.
The U.S. Africa Institute is a local to continental Africa project that aims to provide a platform for dialogue and collaboration between individuals, organizations, and institutions in both the United States and Africa and seeks to bring together communities with the goal of fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and collaboration. Through its initiatives and programs, the Institute hopes to empower individuals and communities, promote cultural exchange, and strengthen academic partnerships between the United States and African countries. By doing so, the U.S. Africa Institute hopes to promote cultural ties, academic partnerships, and public diplomacy between Americans and Africans.