(2015-06-22) The United States Secretary for Transportation, Antony Foxx, told reporters in Maputo on Friday that the US is interested in exporting opportunities for investment in Mozambican infrastructures.
He was speaking after an audience with Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario. Foxx is visiting Mozambique at the head of a delegation of 14 companies, mostly in the areas of transport, energy and agriculture.
“Many of the companies who have come with me have a great deal of experience in the area of infrastructures”, he said, and so this one of the area he and Rosario had discussed
“We had a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister and we discussed how to create jobs and economic opportunities”, said Foxx,
This was the first ever trade mission sent by the US government to Mozambique, and is part of the initiative “Doing Business in Africa” of transport, which has the central objective of promoting contacts between US companies and African partners.
Later in the day, the US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, Arun Kumar, officially inaugurated the US trade offices in Maputo.
“Through these offices, and in partnership with our team of professionals, we intend to respond to those who desire commercial cooperation with Mozambique, and to increase our volume of investment to satisfy the market”, said Kumar.
Photo: Anthony Foxx
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