- President Akufo Addo addressed all US Governors in the NGA's winter meeting
- He urged them to build strong ties with Africa
- He said Africa wants a new kind of relationship with the United States of America
President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged all fifty Governors of the United States of America not to forget the continent of Africa in their efforts to make productive investment and trade partnerships the world over.
President Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing the National Governors Association's (NGA) winter meeting, which was held in the US federal capital, Washington DC.
The first African Head of State to be invited to speak at such an event, President Nana Akufo-Addo used the platform to tell US governors that Africa is looking forward to a new form of relationship with the USA.
According to Starrfmonline.com's report, President Akufo-Addo expressed that Africa wants "a new kind of relationship with America that would be characterized by a substantial increase in trade and investment cooperation...I urge you not to ignore our continent.”
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President Akufo-Addo based his argument on his belief that Africa's time to develop had arrived.
He reiterated the fact that six out of the world's ten fastest growing economies in 2017 are on the African continent.
"Many people say this is the Asian century, but I believe strongly that this can be Africa’s century. Our growth in 2015 was second only to that of Asia. We are rich in natural resources and in possession of nearly 30% of the earth’s remaining mineral resources.
"There are many among us who cannot accept that it is only Asians who can engineer in a generation, their transition from poverty to prosperity. We are determined to do that in our generation in Ghana and on the continent to ensure that succeeding generations will be neither victims nor pawns of the global order.”
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