By Mustafa Al-Marini

RABAT, April 1 (KUNA) -- The United States is seeking stronger partnership with the African continent due to its significant political and strategic impact on the global affairs.
US officials have been frequenting Africa on tours in an effort to enhance relations on all domains with the African countries.
The US-Africa leaders' summit in December 2022 in Washington, attended by President Joe Biden and 50 African leaders, reflected all parties' keenness on pursuing cooperation.
In a positive gesture towards Africa, the US had announced during the summit a USD-55-billion investment in the upcoming three years with USD 100 million dedicated towards boosting Africa's youth ingenuity and creativity.
The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) also announced investments worth USD 369 million within the continent bolstering food security, infrastructure, and renewable energy.
An investment of USD 350 million is also allocated to the New Initiative on Digital Transformation with Africa (DTA).
On the humanitarian level, President Biden had allocated USD two billion in relief aid to Africa as well as USD 1.33 billion annually from 2022 till 2024 to cover the lack of cadres in the African health sector in addition to USD 150 million to handle encourage environmental-friendly and green infrastructure.
After the US-Africa summit, American officials carried out several visits chief amongst them was the official visit by Vice President Kamala Harris, which began an African tour on March 26, 2023 to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, First Lady Jill Biden, and other US figures were also among the list of US officials visiting the continent.
President Joe Biden is planning a visit to Africa this year as part of the pledge to enhance relations with Africa. (end) mrn.gta