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OPIC Acting President and CEO Bohigian Joins Presidential Delegation in Senegal


April 2, 2019

Delegation to observe inauguration of President Macky Sall

Dakar, Senegal - As part of a U.S. Presidential delegation to Senegal marking the occasion of the inauguration of President Macky Sall, OPIC Acting President and CEO David Bohigian issued the following statement:

"Congratulations to the people of Senegal and President Macky Sall on his recent re-election and inauguration as the President of the Republic of Senegal. I'm honored to be part of this historic event – a demonstration of our shared democratic values.

Senegal has been a longstanding partner with OPIC. With more than $400 million in investment in the country across the power sector, agriculture, and microfinance, we look forward to continuing our work together to help support new projects, economic development and job growth for the people of Senegal."

Mr. Bohigian joined U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green as well as officials from the State Department and Peace Corps for the official delegation along with leaders from the region.

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