The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat in Addis Ababa on Thursday to discuss shared global and regional priorities.
The meeting forms part of the Biden administration’s effort to show deference to the region and avoid perceptions of an overbearing US role.
I was pleased to receive US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the AU HQ during his working visit to #Ethiopia. We exchanged views regarding progress in the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement and other regional issues of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/qVxR2bXeFX
— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) March 16, 2023
The US government is seeking renewed engagement in Africa in the face of rising investment by China, seen as the challenger to the United States in the region.