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AGOA Forum 2006 in Pictures

Saturday, 10 June 2006

Source: AGOA.info

Pictures from the 2006 Annual AGOA Forum held in Washington, D.C. from 05 June to 07 June.

Remarks by Ambassador Karan Bhatia, Deputy US Trade Representative










From left to right: Ambassador Karan Bhatia, Deputy US Trade Representative; Bobby Pittman, Principal Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Mr Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council on Africa










At the Panel Workshop on African Textiles and Apparel:

Mr Paul Ryberg, President, Africa Coalition for Trade; Ms Florizelle Liser, Assistant USTR for Africa, Mr Wilson Hunt, President Champro Sports Equipment; Mr Stephen Lande, President, Manchester Trade










At the Panel Workshop on African Textiles and Apparel:

Mr Stephen Lande, President, Manchester Trade; Mr Jas Bedi, African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF)










Slide Presentation at the Panel Workshop on African Textiles and Trade










Private Sector luncheon










Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Chairman DATABANK in Ghana, following his address at the Panel Discussion “How can US Private Sector Investment in Africa be increased?”










Hon. Erastus Mwencha, Secretary General, COMESA at the Plenary Session “Infrastructure Development” during the Private Sector Forum.










At the Plenary “Infrastructure Development”.

From left to right: Mr John Richter, US Export-Import Bank; Mr William Bucknam, Moving Water Industries (US); Hon. Erastus Mwencha, Secretary General COMESA; and Mr Joe Sills (Moderator), former spokesperson for the UN Secretary General










South Africa’s Minister of Trade Mandisi Mpahlwa, following his address at the Private Sector Forum luncheon










Informal consultations at the end of the Private Sector Forum.

From left to right: Hon. Mandisi Mpahlwa, South African Minister of Trade; Mr Igsaan Salie, South African Textile Federation; Mr Jack Kipling, South African Clothing Export Council









Panel Discussion at the Civil Society Forum.

From left to right: Mr Ray Almeida, Bread for the World; Mr Kojo Nnamdi, host; Mr. Paul Mugambwa, Victoria Coffee Ltd (Uganda); Ms. Shade Bembatoum-Young, African Sustaintable Small Enterprise Development Foundation (ASSEED); Mr. Jabulani Ntshangase, Thabani Wines South Africa; Mr. Louis Okaingni Okingni, Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP) Cote d’Ivoire; Mr. Anthony Sikpa, Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE).









Presentation by Paul Brenton, World Bank Economist










Speech by Hon. Mandisi Mpahlwa, South African Minister of Trade, at a luncheon hosted by the Civil Society Forum.










Hon. Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, at the Civil Society luncheon on Capitol Hill










Madison Building, Library of Congress, where AGOA stakeholders held consultations with various US Senators including Senator Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Senator Charles Rangel, Senator Jim McDermott, Senator Don Payne and Senator Ed Royce.










View of Capitol Hill










Senators Charles Rangel and Jim McDermott










Senator Thomas addressing the audience










Members of the African Coalition of Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) together with Senator Jim McDermott at the closing function, following consultations with US Senators and Congressional Staff on Capitol Hill.










Please Note: All images copyright Eckart Naumann / AGOA.info web portal. They may however be used elsewhere provided that AGOA.info is explicitly acknowledged as the source and copyright holder of these images.

The 2006 AGOA Ministerial took place June 6-7. This was preceded by the Private Sector Forum on 5 June, while the Civil Society Forum ran in parallel to the Ministerial on 6-7 June.

For further program details of the Civil Society Forum please download the program here, and for that of the Private Sector Forum click here.

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