U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant led a delegation to West Africa March 11.
During the visit, Brilliant and U.S.-Africa Business Center President Scott Eisner traveled to Senegal, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire, where discussions concerning bilateral trade, job creation and economic growth took place. They also spoke to government officials and private entities.
"This visit is a big step toward that, and we look forward to hearing from government and business leaders on the tangible steps that we can take to promote mutually beneficial economic growth and job creation," Brilliant said.
This visit comes after last year's partnership between the Economic Community of West African States and the Chamber, resulting in fewer restrictions and increased trade between the countries.
The U.S.-Africa Business Center is just one initiative of the Chamber, where economic and commercial relations between Africa and the United States will be emphasized with the hopes of solidifying the commitment the U.S. private sector has to African countries.