U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue

Notice to the Press

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 15, 2017

On November 16, 2017, the Department of State will host the fifth annual U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue, continuing our robust partnership across a broad spectrum of issues. The bilateral discussions will focus on strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, trade, and investment, advancing peace and security, and promoting opportunity and development. The United States looks forward to hosting the African Union delegation for this important event.

The opening and closing sessions are open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras for the opening session is 7:45 am from the C Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 8:00 am from the 23rd Street entrance. Pre-set time for cameras for the closing session is 3:30 pm from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 3:45 pm from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

For more information, please contact State Department Office of Press Relations, 202-647-2492.