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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the committee will convene a hearing on Thursday, December 6, at 10 a.m. entitled “Development, Diplomacy, and Defense: Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa.”

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Strengthening relationships in Africa has been a top priority for me at the Foreign Affairs Committee. I have long worked to improve the stability and economic prosperity of African nations – including through wildlife conservation and improved trade. Africa presents several challenges and opportunities for the United States, which is what this hearing will explore. We need to get this right.”

What:
Hearing: Development, Diplomacy, and Defense: Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa

When:
10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6

Where:
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:
General Carter Ham, USA, Retired
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of the U.S. Army
(Former Commander, U.S. Africa Command)

Ms. Florizelle Liser
President and Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Council on Africa

The Honorable Johnnie Carson
Senior Advisor
U.S. Institute of Peace
(Former Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

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