Sunday, June 12, 2011

Clinton arrives in Tanzania on a tour dedicated to strengthening trade with Africa

.- The U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, arrived in Dar es Salaam, in a tour designed to strengthen U.S. commercial ties with Africa, which began yesterday in Zambia and Ethiopia will continue on Monday. The head of U.S. diplomacy, which was received at the airport "Julius Nyerere" in Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian foreign minister, Bernard Membe, will meet with Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, and other members of the Government.

Clinton also plans to participate in the presentation of a cooperative project on food and visit other related energy and health that are developed with U.S. aid. In the United States Embassy, Clinton will lay a wreath in tribute to victims of the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 8, 1998, killing nearly 250 people and wounded more than four thousand.

At the conclusion of his official visit, Clinton is scheduled to meet Sunday with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikuete and, as announced, will offer a joint press conference. On Monday, Clinton will arrive in Addis Ababa, where he will visit the headquarters of the African Union will meet with the Ethiopian authorities.

Yesterday, in Lusaka, Clinton called on African leaders to increase the fight against corruption and pose a greater accountability of management to find new business opportunities in Unite States. Clinton spoke at the close of the conference on the Law of Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), passed by Washington eleven years ago and ending in 2015, allowing 37 countries of the EU tax-free export, while regimens are considered democracy and a market economy.

She said EU intends to promote trade and investment in Africa that are beneficial to the continent and to facilitate good governance. By contrast, showed Clinton officials and business people gathered in Lusaka concern about the attitude of China, now the largest investor in Africa, and said that its assistance and investment "does not always go according to internationally accepted standards of transparency and good governance.


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