Deputy Secretary Of State, Burns, Leads US Delegation To African Union Summit

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William Burns

[African Union Summit]

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns leads a 10-person high level U.S. delegation to the African Union summit this week The White House has announced in the wake of conflicts in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

The White House in a press statement said the delegation will include high-level officials from across the U.S. government, including: Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield; Deputy to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Rexon Ryu; U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth;U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the DRC Russell D. Feingold;USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein;USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast and;Acting Assistant to the Administrator for Food Security Tjada McKenna; Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Florizelle Liser, and; Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for African Affairs Grant Harris.

"The delegation will meet with a variety of AU and regional officials to discuss how the United States and the AU are working together toward important shared priorities for Africa," The White House statement says. 

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