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LA To Host 2022 Summit Of The Americas

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles will host this year's Summit of the Americas in June, the White House announced Tuesday.

America´s Summit flags waving at the Lima convention center
LIMA CONVENTION CENTER, LIMA, PERU - 2018/04/11: America´s Summit flags waving at the Lima convention center in the framework of the VIII Summit of the Americas. The event takes place on April 13rd and 14th, 2018 at Lima, Peru, and has as its central theme: "Democratic Governance Against Corruption". (Photo by Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The summit takes place every three years as an opportunity for the leaders of North, South and Central America and the Caribbean to meet.

This year's meeting, which was postponed in 2021 due to COVID, will focus on "Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future" in the Americas.

The United States has not hosted the summit since its inaugural meeting in Miami in 1994.

The White House said it would work with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Gavin Newsom to convene the region's leaders and stakeholders in the city for the summit.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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