President Paul Biya has called for international solidarity to help Africa meet the challenge of exploration of space.
The Cameroonian leader made the call in Washington on the first day of the second US/ Africa Leaders’ Summit. He was speaking at the space forum that focused on the civil and commercial use of space technology.
On the sidelines of the forum, the African and diaspora young leaders forum marked the start of the Summit.
During the event the US government pledged more support to youth’s on the continent.
The African and diaspora young leaders forum, considered by the US government as a key event, was presided over by the US Secretary of State, Antony John Blinken.
Members of the African diaspora and American youth leaders as well as students in the US and from the continent were all in attendance to strengthen bonds between African countries and the United States.
The US Secretary of State, described the ties as rich and enduring for shaping American culture and life through fashion, the art, dance, language, food and music.
He highlighted the committed to ensuring that young people continue to put their talents and hardwork at the benefit of people across the continent and the USA. Antony Blinken also announced more support to Africa’s increasing youth population.
The African union’s Agenda 2063 and health systems on the continent were also discussed by delegates during day-one of the US Africa leaders summit which entered day two this Wednesday with special programmes planned for First Ladies.