Remarks by Ambassador Jessye Lapenn at the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC)

Jessye Lapenn  U.S. Ambassador to the African Union at the African Union Peace and Security Council October 17, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning Mr. Chairperson, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. It is my absolute honor and pleasure to address the Council today for the first time since my arrival to Addis as the U.S. …

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Launch of OPIC 2X Africa and African Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue

Today, in front of women leaders and entrepreneurs at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting President and CEO David Bohigian launched OPIC 2X Africa, a W-GDP initiative, which seeks to directly invest $350 million to help mobilize $1 …

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