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Head of Mission: Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Ghana (appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in February 2017)

AU Permanent Representative to the United States
1919 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 7001 Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: +202 342 1102 or +202 342 1100 Fax: +202 342 1114
Email: au-washington@africa-union.org

African Union mourns the death of Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018
English

Washington, August 16, 2018- The African Union Permeant Representative to the United States of America, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quoa, has expressed profound sadness at the death of global music icon Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at her home in Detroit, USA.

Ms Franklin had batted Pancreatic Cancer for a long time and was visited by dozens of luminaries in the last few days of her life. She was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of her death.

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Welcome message by
AUC Chairperson
H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat
Welcome message by
AU Mission Representative
H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao
MANDATE OF THE MISSION

The African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America is the first bilateral diplomatic mission of the African Union. Officially launched on July 11, 2007 in Washington, DC, its mandate is to undertake, develop and maintain constructive and productive institutional relationships between the African Union and the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, the African Diplomatic Corps, the Africans in the Diaspora, and the Bretton Woods Institutions through.

CORE FUNCTION OF THE MISSION
Coordinate African Positions in efforts to mobilize support for Africa’s development and to adopt common positions on key issues; Build, Sustain and Nurture the Bilateral Relationship between the USA and the African Union.; Inform America and Promote Africa; To establish working relationships with World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States; AND Build Constituencies for Africa – Diaspora engagement.
AGOA:

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a nonreciprocal trade preference program that provides duty-free export access to the United States’ (U.S.) market of over 6,400 products from eligible sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.

EDUCATION:

One of the areas where the AU Mission will concentrate efforts this year is the promotion of Higher Education in Africa through partnership between U.S. and African Higher learning institutions.

THE GRAND AFRICA TOUR:

The goal of the “Grand Africa Tour” is to make Africa the preferred destination for Tourism. Tourism has the potential to accelerate Africa’s economic growth and job creation.

ADHI:

The vision of the African Diaspora Health Initiative (ADHI) is to develop a healthy and prosperous Africa free of the heavy burden of disease, disability and premature death.

DIPLOMACY
AU-US RELATIONS
AFRICAN AMBASSADORS GROUP
AFRICA LEADERS' SUMMIT
Agenda 2063

African Union Commission appoints AU Permanent Representative to the USA

February 01, 2017
English

Washington DC, 1 February 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has appointed Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, a Ghanaian national, as the Permanent Representative of the African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America.  She is the second Permanent Representative to occupy the position. She replaces Amb. Amina Salum Ali, who held the position from 2007, when the AU Mission was opened. 

 

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