2019 U.S.-Africa Business Summit
From L to R: Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, Florizelle Liser, CCA, H.E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, H.M. Mswati III, King of Eswatini, H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, H.E. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia, Hon. Karen Dunn Kelley, U.S. Dep. Secreatry of Commerce, Hon. Tom Thabane, Prime Minister of Lesotho, T.H.E. Overton Chimulirenji, Vice President of Malawi
welcomePresident Nyusi urged delegates to take advantage of the investment and business opportunities that would be highlighted during the Summit. He went on to say that the $62 billion in investment between Africa and the U.S. last year was evidence of “a very encouraging picture of the growing trade and commercial relationship between the U.S. and African countries, and it is up to business owners on both sides of the continent to take advantage of them.” President Nyusi called on African businesses and governments to identify partners and overcome any challenges inhibiting the development of stronger economic ties between Africa and the United States. He said, “Africans must continue to devise more assertive strategies to defend our interests and to negotiate as best as possible with our partners, creating the most appropriate conditions for the business environment, without forgetting the wealth of strategic partnerships that we can cement among us.”
And sectoral roundtables emphasized lessons learned from successfully completed projects.