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U.S. Department of Commerce highlights historic U.S.-Africa Business Forum and the significant gains for Africa-U.S. business ties

September 03, 2014

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig is seen speaking with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which took place during the week of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Credit: Commerce.gov

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade and new OPIC board member Stefan M. Selig recently wrote a guest post for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s blog that highlights the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which convened American and African business leaders with the heads of nearly 50 African nations. The purpose of the event was to foster the exchange of ideas and create partnerships that will promote trade, accelerate job growth and encourage investment.

In the post, Selig details some of the deals, contract signings and initiatives to help American companies have continued access to opportunities in Africa, and can be read here. More details about OPIC’s activities during the forum and summit can be found in this blog post.

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