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Remarks Delivered by Ambassador Leonard at the U.S. – AU Workshop on CVE

Ambassadors and distinguished colleagues, it is my distinct honor to be here today to kick-off fruitful discussions on ways in which the United States and the African Union can collectively work together to prevent and counter the rise of violent extremism in Africa. I would like to extend my appreciation to Director of the African ...
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U.S. – AU Workshop on Countering Violent Extremisim

Building upon the existing U.S.-AU partnership in the areas of peace and security, crisis mitigation, and conflict prevention, the U.S. Mission to the African Union co-hosted a workshop with the AU Commission on preventing and countering violent extremism. The workshop highlighted the use of public diplomacy resources such as exchanges and TechCamps as successful examples ...
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Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at ISS Pre-AU Summit Seminar

Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union addressed an audience made up of participants from the diplomatic corps, international organizations, and think tanks based in Addis Ababa, on the United States partnership with the African Union, highlighting shared priorities in the area of peace and security.  Ambassador Leonard discussed in detail ...
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Ambassador Leonard Hosts a Reception on the Occasion of the Launch of Africa CDC

USAU’s Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard hosted a reception at her residence on the occasion of the launch of Africa CDC. The event was attended by officials from WHO, African Union, Gates Foundation, China CDC and China Mission to AU. The most recently appointed Commissioner of Social Affairs H.E. Amira El-Fadil of the African Union was ...
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Ambassador Leonard Presents Art in Embassies Collection at her New Residence

The United States Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard presented the Art in Embassies Collection at her official Residence. The event was attended by Ambassadors based in Ethiopia who are also accredited to the AU and UNECA, as well as officials from the African Union Commission. Ambassador Leonard presented the Art in Embassies ...
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