Johannesburg - The United States wants
to boost trade with Africa as the region's economy grows despite the
global financial crisis, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said
"Looking across Africa, we see
enormous economic growth even as the global economy continues to
struggle. Seven of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies are in
this region," Clinton told a gathering of American and South
African business leaders in Johannesburg.
"These emerging markets present
enormous opportunity for American trade and investment."
South Africa is the largest US trade
partner in the region at $22bn annual trade between them, she added.
"Over the next two decades, South
Africa will be making big investments in infrastructure, which will
create massive new opportunities for American businesses in energy,
transportation, and communications technology. That will mean more
jobs for South Africans, and more jobs back home."
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