Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera who is in Washington DC, USA for the US – Africa Leaders Summit has attended the US Africa Business Forum, USABF, on ‘Charting the Course, the Future of US – Africa Trade and Investment Relations’.
The Forum is being hosted by the US Department of Commerce, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Council on Africa, in Partnership with the Prosper Africa initiative.
According to officials from the US Department of Commerce, the USABF is focusing on Advancing a two-way trade and investment partnership that bolsters Africa’s role in the global economy, scales innovation and entrepreneurship, and drive advancements in key sectors.
“The USABF will also include ‘Deal Rooms’ that will showcase commitments made by US companies in investing and partnering with Africa,” said a statement from the US Department of Commerce.
The Malawi leader will also attend another session on Building a Sustainable Future, Partnerships to Finance African Infrastructure.
And later, Dr Chakwera and other African leaders will be in a forum on Growing Agribusiness and Partnerships to Strengthen Food Security and Value Chains.
The US – Africa Business Forum will close with keynote remarks by US President, Joe Biden before a summit dinner organised by the US President and America’s First Lady, Jill Biden in honour of the visiting Heads of State and Government.
Reported by Peter Makawa, MBC Online Services, Washington DC, USA.