Posted by: africanpressorganization | 17 June 2010

MultiVu Digital Center Feed: U.S. Stands Ready to Assist African Countries with Their Economic Programs, but Clinton Pushes for Leaders from the Sub-Saharan Region to do More to Help Themselves.

 

MultiVu Digital Center Feed: U.S. Stands Ready to Assist African Countries with Their Economic Programs, but Clinton Pushes for Leaders from the Sub-Saharan Region to do More to Help Themselves.

 

DATELINE/CITY: June 14, 2010 – Washington, DC

 

FORMAT: Soundbites

 

STORY SUMMARY: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remarks at the Diplomacy Briefing Series Conference on Issues and Challenges in the U.S. Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT: http://thedigitalcenter.com/projects/2048-us-stands-ready-to-assist-african-countries-with-their-economic-programs-but-clinton-pushes-for-leaders-from-the-sub-saharan-region-to-do-more-to-help-themselves

 

CLIP CONTAINING 1 SOUNDBITE (TRT: 1:25)

 

SOUNDBITES:

Soundbite #1 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

VERBATIM: The United States will do our part, but African countries will have to start doing their part and making the change that will grow the economies in the sub-Saharan region. There is so much wealth, so many resources, so many opportunities. And we said last year in Nairobi that we stand ready to provide assistance, we stand ready to help but we can’t help if nobody is asking for help or if nobody is accepting help. And so again, I renew the offer. We will work with anybody. We know how to open markets. The United States is an expert at opening markets. We have the most open market in the world and we want Africa to export more to the United States. But it is difficult. And a lot of the countries haven’t gone to really assist their businesses in knowing how to export to Africa. So there is so much that could be done, but is hard to do if you don’t get laws and policies and customs and everything else changed. So I will renew our offer we stand ready to assist. But I don’t want to be making the same speech at the AGOA Conference this year.

 

TRT: 1:25

 

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/PRNewswire — June 14/

 

SOURCE

U.S. Department of State


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