The new President of America, Joe Biden, has promised to be present at the next African Union Summit meeting as part of efforts to work hand-in-hand with African countries.
Biden said this in a video on Friday leading up to the Summit this weekend, while reiterating his commitment to lend support in the fight against COVID-19 and climate change.
Biden is clearly not following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who never visited Africa.
Speaking on climate change and COVID-19, Biden said “None of this is going to be easy, but the United States stands ready now to be your partner in solidarity, support and mutual respect,” Biden said.
“I hope I can be with you next time in person.”
He further said that his Government would be interested in promoting human rights, including but not limited to LGBTQ rights.
Biden said he wanted to work with Africa on “a future committed to investing in our democratic institutions and promoting the human rights of all people — women and girls, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and people of every ethnic background, religion and heritage.”