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Obama praises U.S.-Africa summit as an ‘extraordinary event’

August 6, 2014, The Washington Post

Witney Schneidman is quoted regarding the African Summit that took place this week in Washington, D.C.:

"Witney Schneidman, who served as deputy assistant secretary of State for African affairs and is now a senior international adviser for the law firm Covington & Burling, said the fact that so many leaders came to the event shows it was “transformational.” 

“It just reflects the appetite on both sides to forge a new relationship — built on the past, not ignoring the past — but moving forward with a new vision,” Schneidman said.

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