Remarks Following Meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall

Dakar, Senegal – President Sall and I had very productive and robust discussion about the tremendous growth in Senegal as well as the opportunities for investment in his country. I want to thank him for taking time to highlight a number of sectors such as infrastructure and energy, all of which the Overseas Private Investment Corporation is very committed to helping Senegal with achieving.

I am very impressed by the potential that this country brings. OPIC is a partner to Senegal and a good friend as you continue to grow this important nation and we look forward to working together.

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