Washington Notes on Africa
(Volume 23 Issue 1)
by Washington Office on Africa
with Douglas Tilton, Martin Shupack, Gmakahn Sherman, Terence Miller, Elena McCollin, Mark Harrison, Jo Marie Greisgraber, Marc Cohen, Carol Capps, Maura Browne, Ray Almeida
Washington, DC, United States
On June 20 the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States were scheduled to meet in Denver, Colorado for an annual summit to discuss economic matters of mutual concern. Participants in the Denver Summit of the Eight were expected to pay particular attention to Africa. This issue of Washington Notes on Africa consists primarily of a statement drafted by members of the US-Africa Trade Policy Working Group, co-convened by the Washington Office on Africa and Bread for the World, which was endorsed by 35 organizations. The statement was used as a basis for discussions with Administration officials responsible for drafting US position papers for the Denver summit. The statement covers general principles, debt, development aid, agriculture and food security, trade and investment, and conflict resolution. Contents: Africa Advocates Challenge Denver Summit • Recognizing Africa's Success, Facilitating African Initiative
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.