Tunis – February 6, 2020
“Prosper Africa and the Joint Economic Committee demonstrated our commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Tunisia economic relationship and helping Tunisia become a gateway to Africa for U.S. firms.” – Ambassador Donald Blome, speaking at the Prosper Africa opening ceremony.
U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC)
At the third session of the U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) held today, Friday the 7th of February, in Tunis, Tunisian Minister of Trade Omar Béhi and U.S. Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joseph Semsar expressed their intent to pursue initiatives to boost bilateral trade and investment between Tunisia and the United States. (Full text)
USAID and the United Bank for Africa Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance the Two-Way Trade and Investment Goals of Prosper Africa
U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. This partnership ensures businesses are equipped with the technical and financial tools they need to enter into new trading and investment relationships in Africa and the United States. (Full text)
Representatives from across the U.S. government were present at the plenary session of the Prosper Africa Conference in Tunisia to answer questions about U.S. investment and business across Africa.
Participants at the Prosper Africa Conference in Tunisia had the opportunity to discuss market information and investment opportunities across Africa, as well as participate in meetings with companies from the United States and across Africa looking for new partnerships and investment opportunities.