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Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat to Share His Vision for the Future of Africa at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Nov. 15

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, will discuss the role of a united and integrated Africa in the global community at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, November 15.

The address at the National Press Club is part of the Chairperson's three-day inaugural visit to Washington, where he is scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and attend the 2017 AU-US High Level Dialogue.

"It is an honor to welcome H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission, on his first visit to Washington DC," said H.E. Dr. Arikna Chihombori Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States. "We look forward to mutually fruitful work during a November 15-17 high level itinerary that will strengthen our valued and longstanding AU–US relationship and advance our collaborative priorities for an integrated, entrepreneurial, prosperous, secure and peaceful Africa."

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat took office as Chairperson of the African Union Commission in March of 2017, after winning a close contest against his Kenyan counterpart, Amina Mohamed. He is the fifth Chairperson of the Commission and the second Central African candidate. Prior to his election as Chairperson, he served as the Foreign Minister of Chad, a position he had held since April 2008. Moussa Faki Mahamat served as the Prime Minister of Chad from June 2003 to February 2005.

Lunch will be served in the club's Ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Please click here to purchase tickets.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email reservations@press.org. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put AUC in the subject line and email to president@press.org. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

NPC Members who have a paid reservation to the Luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to VIPreception@press.org at least 48 hours before the date of the Luncheon. Space may be limited.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

PRESS CONTACT: Lindsay Underwood, lunderwood@press.org, (202) 662-7561

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