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U.S. Africa Command Delegation Visits Côte d’Ivoire To Discuss Regional Cooperation
A delegation from the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), including Ambassador Phillip Carter III, is visiting Côte d’Ivoire this week as part of a visit to the West African region to discuss regional military and security cooperation.
U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civilian and Military Engagement,  Ambassador Phillip Carter III, opens the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Accra, Ghana, June 23. The symposium brings together more than 100 academic scholars from across Africa to discuss human security issues. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Chuck Prichard)
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Photo 1 of 2: U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civilian and Military Engagement, Ambassador Phillip Carter III, opens the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Accra, Ghana, June 23. The symposium brings together more than 100 academic scholars from across Africa to discuss human security issues. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Chuck Prichard) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civilian and Military Engagement  Ambassador Phillip Carter III opens the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Accra, Ghana, June 23. The symposium brings together more than 100 academic scholars from across Africa to discuss human security issues. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Chuck Prichard)
2 photos: DCME opens symposium
Photo 2 of 2: U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civilian and Military Engagement Ambassador Phillip Carter III opens the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Accra, Ghana, June 23. The symposium brings together more than 100 academic scholars from across Africa to discuss human security issues. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Chuck Prichard) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civilian and Military Engagement,  Ambassador Phillip Carter III, opens the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Accra, Ghana, June 23. The symposium brings together more than 100 academic scholars from across Africa to discuss human security issues. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Chuck Prichard)
U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civilian and Military Engagement  Ambassador Phillip Carter III opens the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Accra, Ghana, June 23. The symposium brings together more than 100 academic scholars from across Africa to discuss human security issues. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Chuck Prichard)

A delegation from the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), including Ambassador Phillip Carter III, is visiting Côte d’Ivoire this week as part of a visit to the West African region to discuss regional military and security cooperation. 

Earlier in the week, the group joined with scholars and security experts from across Africa to discuss a variety of issues through an academic symposium hosted by USAFRICOM in Accra, Ghana. The nearly 100 participants at the symposium included representatives from African militaries, universities, non-government institutions and think-tanks.  The participants included representatives from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana as well as Nigeria, Guinea, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Liberia, Kenya, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.

Following the symposium, Ambassador Carter is visiting Côte d’Ivoire to discuss regional military cooperation.  Ambassador Carter was the United States Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire from 2010 to 2013.

United States Africa Command is one of six of the U.S. Defense Department's geographic combatant commands and is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for military relations with African nations, the African Union, and African regional security organizations.  A full-spectrum combatant command, U.S. AFRICOM is responsible for all U.S. Department of Defense operations, exercises, and security cooperation on the African continent, its island nations, and surrounding waters.  AFRICOM began initial operations on Oct. 1, 2007, and officially became an independent command on Oct. 1, 2008.

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