“We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States,” U.S. president, Donald Trump, said last week after a working luncheon in New York with the leaders of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda.
Trump led a conversation with the African leaders, discussing how the United States and Africa can work toward prosperity and peace.
“Africa has tremendous business potential. I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money. But it does — it has a tremendous business potential and representing huge amounts of different markets. And for American firms it’s really become a place that they have to go — that they want to go,” Trump said a day before Thomson Reuters and the United States Chamber of Commerce Africa Business Center hosted A Discussion on the Investment Landscape in Africa.
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