US-Egypt common economic interests strengthened
In a bid to strengthen cooperation between the US and the African community, a meeting was recently held in Cairo, attended by members of the South African Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and South Africa (COMESA).
Following the meeting, US assistant trade representative for Africa, Rosa Whitaker, stated that it reflected the definite common economic interests between the US and Africa. She added that a new era of global trade had begun in which Africa must play a major role.
Whitaker noted that the US and Egypt maintain a strong and positive economic relationship. She added that she intends to meet with Egyptian minister of economy and foreign trade, Yussuf Butrus Ghali in the near future.
Whitaker suggested that the United States and the members of the African community must work with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to find a mutual path to progress. — (MENA Report)
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