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The U.S. Embassy Abidjan brought together more than 20 local and international journalists for a two-hour information session on AGOA. The session, which was organized ahead of the 2019 AGOA Forum scheduled for August 4-6 in Abidjan, enabled the journalists to understand this American legislation aimed to assist the economies of sub-Saharan Africa and to improve economic relations between the United States and the region. The session featured Kara Diallo, an USAID/AGOA Specialist, who spoke on the advantages of AGOA for the eligible countries. Kara’s presentation was followed by a questions and answers session and interviews with major media outlets including state-owned newspaper Fraternite Matin.

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