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African Consuls General in America hold Town Hall meeting with Diaspora leaders

Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York, Mr. Benaoyagha Okoyen

A historic gathering of African Consuls General in the United States of America, USA, and African Diaspora Leaders will take place on Friday, June 26, 2020.
The event, which starts at 4pm and is expected to end at 6.30 pm, is aimed at starting a conversation towards achieving African unity.
The program is powered by eventbrite and requires prospective participants to register online.

African Consuls General met for the first time in February this year and formed a body to give them a collective strong voice on issues of common interest.

Known as the African Consuls Group, ACG, the body, put together at the instance of the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr. Benaoyagha Okoyen, is also to provide a platform for the envoys to foster African unity and cooperation, share ideas and information and facilitate proper engagement. Okoyen is the current and pioneer chairman of the Group.

The group is equally expected to promote cultural and economic relations between African countries and the United States and work with the US Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions on such issues as consular access, diplomatic security, immigration and airport protocols.

Every current and serving African Consuls General are automatic members of the ACG  and countries represented at the inaugural meeting of  the body include Senegal, Liberia,
South Africa, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia.

This maiden town hall meeting is expected to set the tone for mutually beneficial relations between the envoys and the diaspora community in the United States.

 

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