Calling Africa a “continent of tremendous opportunity,” Senator Chris Coons (Democrat), who chairs the African Affairs Subcommittee in the U.S. Senate, joined with U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah to recruit more American business investment for Africa. Coons, who was just back from traveling to Africa with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, made his comments at a business conference he hosted in Wilmington, Delaware, January 18.
He told participants that some countries on the continent are already booming and that others offer great potential for future economic growth.
“In trade, health and security, Africa is rapidly becoming one of the most important parts of the world,” Coons said.
As he has traveled through Delaware, the senator said, he has also seen a variety of businesses that are “extraordinarily interested in engaging in Africa.””