"Prosper Africa" initiative launched in Tunis
06/02/2020 16:03, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The US initiative “Prosper Africa” was launched on Thursday in Tunis, with the participation of 450 Tunisian and foreign enterprises, including 50 American.

This initiative, launched by the US Embassy in Tunis with the support of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), aims to attract private American enterprises to invest in Tunisia in particular and in Africa in general, in addition to encouraging the private initiative.

The goal is to foster bilateral economic relations and establish partnerships between American and African investors, in the joint interest of concerned sides.

This initiative will also provide the participating countries with all the resources of the US government to achieve their economic growth, as well as the necessary investments for the accomplishment of investments in Tunisia and in other African countries, through the International Development Finance Corporation, the Export–Import Bank of the United States (Eximbank), the US Department of Commerce and others.

On the agenda, bilateral meetings between businessmen taking part in this event and the 3rd session of the Tunisian-US Joint Economic Commission on February 7, 2020.

"Prosper Africa" will also offere the opportunity to shed light on Tunisia's experience in Africa, through a review of the strengths and advantages that could make it the gateway to Africa, especially after its accession to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), one of the largest economic groupings in Africa.

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