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U.S. Officials Are Working Hard to Keep China Off the Agenda of Next Week’s Africa Leaders Summit

Robbie Gramer is a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy.

The White House is working hard to make sure that China does not become a topic of conversation at next week’s U.S.-Africa leaders summit that will take place in Washington, D.C.

“Our goal is not to center our conversation on competition or rivalry with these other countries; that’s not the best way to advance U.S. interests and our shared goals with Africans,” a senior White House official told Foreign Policy.

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