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Carter Center Convenes the Africa-China-United States Consultation for Peace in Lome, Togo

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Contact: Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org

The Carter Center convened its third Africa-China-United States Consultation for Peace and Development July 27-28 in Lome, Togo.

At the invitation of the Government of Togo and in collaboration with the U.N. Office of West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), about 20 regional, Chinese, American and European experts and senior government officials met in Togo. Mohamed Ibn Chambas (special representative of the secretary-general and head of UNOWAS), Ambassador Zhong Jianhua (special representative for African Affairs, China), and Ambassador Princeton Lyman (U.S. Institute of Peace) co-chaired the consultation. 

The consultation addressed two challenges facing West Africa: (a) anti-piracy and maritime security; and (b) promoting peace in the Sahel.

“This consultation identified key areas where the U.S. and China have mutual interests to collaborate for peace in Africa,” said Jordan Ryan, Carter Center vice president for peace programs. 

The Carter Center will continue to engage stakeholders in its Africa-China-United States dialogue series.

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