Joe Biden promises to strengthen ties with African Union

The US President Joe Biden has promised to rebuild his country’s relationship with the African Union (AU).

He made this known after he delivered his first foreign policy speech after taking office as President.

His comment is coming after his predecessor, Donald Trump, described African nations as “shithole” in 2018.

This description did not go well with most Africans causing them to tag Trump as racist. However, Trump said he is not a racist.

In a video tweeted by the White House on Friday President Biden made remarks to the continental body ahead of its 34th summit.

He said: “my administration is committing to rebuilding our partnership around the world and reengaging with international institutions like the African Union.”

“We also must confront the serious challenges we face. That includes investing more in global health, defeating Covid-19 and working to prevent, detect and respond to future health crises, and partnering with the African CDC and other institutions to advance health security,” he added.

President Biden further indicated that he would engage the AU in addressing conflicts on the African continent.

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