Jean Ping, the current chairman of the Commission of the African Union, will make a weekend stop in Atlanta April 16-18.

Dr. Ping, a former Gabonese foreign minister who presided over the 2004-05 United Nations General Assembly, is traveling to the U.S. to speak at the Organization of American States meeting in Washington.

During his Atlanta trip, Dr. Ping will visit the King Center, Morehouse College and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other stops, according to the Africa Heritage Foundation, which is organizing the visit.

The Atlanta-based foundation, headed by Chief Tunde Adetunje, is dedicated to promoting cultural and business exchanges between the U.S. and Africa.

A welcoming reception for Dr. Ping will be held on the evening of Sunday, April 17.

For more information or to attend the reception, email or call (678) 508-5240.

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