President Obama will welcome 50 African leaders to the nation’s capital, as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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50 African Leaders in the Nation’s Capital

This week, President Obama will welcome 50 African leaders to the nation’s capital, as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The three-day summit is the largest event that any U.S. president has held with African heads of state, and will build on the President’s trip to Africa in 2013.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice sat down to preview the summit, and explain what this means for both the United States as well as for the African nations attending this historic event.

Watch Susan Rice preview the summit, and find out more about this historic event.

A preview of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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All times are Eastern Time (ET)

11:00 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:45 AM: The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew

12:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Civil Society Forum

12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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