The secretary of state will visit Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia.
By Conor Finnegan
After nearly 22 months in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa on Saturday, in a bid to reassert the U.S. as the leading partner to the world’s youngest and likely to be most populous continent amid strong Chinese influence and a growing Russian presence.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Finance of the government of Angola to increase trade of goods and services between the United States and Angola.
The signing took place at EXIM headquarters in Washington. Ambassador Jeffrey D. Gerrish, EXIM chairman and president (acting), signed the MOU with Angolan Minister of Finance H.E. Augusto Archer Mangueira.