Nigeria, Feb. 6 -- The United States President, Joe Biden, has pledged full cooperation with African countries in areas of shared interest.

Mr Biden said his administration is committed to partnering with Africa in the areas of trade, commerce, security and health.

In a video message he delivered Friday at the 34th virtual African Union Summit, the U.S. leader urged African leaders to work with the U.S. to advance a shared vision of a better future.

"A future of growing trade and investment that advances the prosperity of all our nations. A future that advances lives of peace and security for all our citizens.

"A future committed to investing in our democratic institutions and promoting the human rights of all people - women and girls...